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New Parent Survey Reveals Parents Across Michigan Overwhelmingly Pleased with 21st Century Education

New Parent Survey Reveals Parents Across Michigan Overwhelmingly Pleased with 21st Century Education

Connections Education's Michigan-based virtual and blended learning public schools receive high marks from parents
Farmington Public Schools sees gains in Michigan Merit Exam, ACT scores

Farmington Public Schools sees gains in Michigan Merit Exam, ACT scores

High school juniors' largest gains on the Michigan Merit Exam was in social studies.
Longacre Elementary School Earns Elite ‘Lighthouse’ Status

Longacre Elementary School Earns Elite ‘Lighthouse’ Status

Only five other Michigan schools and 94 school worldwide have met the rigorous academic criteria required to achieve “Leader in Me Lighthouse School” status.
‘Moms Were Going Crazy’: Why Pranks At All-Girl Catholic School Went Too Far

‘Moms Were Going Crazy’: Why Pranks At All-Girl Catholic School Went Too Far

Restrooms were trashed, staff members were targeted, duct tape was used liberally and feminine hygiene products were taped to the walls in hijinks school president says took a personal, “m
Farmington School Board Names New Superintendent

Farmington School Board Names New Superintendent

George Heitsch was selected on a 4-3 vote to replace retiring Superintendent Susan H. Zurvalec.
Last Chance to Meet Superintendent Finalists for Farmington Public Schools

Last Chance to Meet Superintendent Finalists for Farmington Public Schools

Feedback forms are available online through Monday, May 5, and will be made available to
Local Students Help Lawmakers with Policy to Fight Childhood Obesity

Local Students Help Lawmakers with Policy to Fight Childhood Obesity

The Students Reinventing Michigan Contest awarded $22,000 in scholarships to students in Farmington Hills, Sterling Heights, Rochester, Troy and Grand Rapids.
Farmington PE Teacher Finalist for Governor's Fitness Award

Farmington PE Teacher Finalist for Governor's Fitness Award

Greg Thompson leads interested Longacre elementary students in 30-minute fitness routines four mornings a week in “Rise and Shine” sessions.

Farmington, Unplugged! (Or Things Kids Can Do That Don't Involve a TV or Computer)

Ride a bike. Fly a kite. Take a hike. Volunteer. What would you do if you were unplugged?
Farmington Superintendent Candidates Narrowed to Four

Farmington Superintendent Candidates Narrowed to Four

The Farmington Public Schools Board of Education will interview four superintendent finalists April 23-24, then narrow the list to two. The interviews are open to the public and will be broa
Online Learning Comes to Farmington Community Library

Online Learning Comes to Farmington Community Library

Open houses planned April 16-17 to familiarie residents with the web-based lerning environment and platform.
Federal Office of Civil Rights Investigating U-M's Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

Federal Office of Civil Rights Investigating U-M's Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

Similar meetings were held at MSU in February.
Farmington Administrator Exits for Top Wyandotte Job

Farmington Administrator Exits for Top Wyandotte Job

With Assistant Superintendent Catherine Cost’s departure and Superintendent Sue Zurvalec’s retirement, Farmington schools’ top administrative positions will be vacant.
The Show Will Go On Despite Outcry Over 'Carrie: The Musical'

The Show Will Go On Despite Outcry Over 'Carrie: The Musical'

Parents argue musical based on the gory Stephen King novel is inappropriate and takes shots at fundamentalist Christians, but school defends decision and the powerful anti-bullying message t
Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Suit of the Loom’ Mostly Made with Michigan Kids’ Contributions

Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Suit of the Loom’ Mostly Made with Michigan Kids’ Contributions

The Rainbow Loom craze his swept kids across the nation, but a group of students from Michigan reached across to thousands of miles to a young cancer victim and “cover him in prayer.”
Farmington Hills Kids Had Hand in Jimmy Kimmel’s Rainbow ‘Suit of the Loom’

Farmington Hills Kids Had Hand in Jimmy Kimmel’s Rainbow ‘Suit of the Loom’

Late-night TV host’s suit of oh-so-many-colors started out as a joke, but now it’s being sold to raise money for kids with cancer.
Farmington Schools to Interview 10 Seeking to Fill School Board Vacancy

Farmington Schools to Interview 10 Seeking to Fill School Board Vacancy

Interviews will occur Wednesday and Thursday, March 5-6, with the final selection scheduled for March 10.
Farmington Hills School Finishes 4th at Future City Competition

Farmington Hills School Finishes 4th at Future City Competition

Students from the Jain Society of Greater Detroit envisioned the city of Istanbul more than 150 years in the future.
UPDATED: Continued Wind Chill Advisory Closes Farmington Schools Wednesday

UPDATED: Continued Wind Chill Advisory Closes Farmington Schools Wednesday

Wood Creek and Longacre elementary schools have had building-related closures this year and have already looked into how students will make up lost time.
Cold Weather Closes Farmington Area Schools Tuesday

Cold Weather Closes Farmington Area Schools Tuesday

Officials in Farmington and Walled Lake school districts have cancelled classes due to bitterly cold temperatures.