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Novi Makes Newsweek's 2014 List of America's Top High Schools

Novi Makes Newsweek's 2014 List of America's Top High Schools

School using International Baccalaureate curriculum highest-ranked Michigan school on list. Several other area schools also got a mention.
Student Claims U-M Failed to Protect Him Against Rape Threats

Student Claims U-M Failed to Protect Him Against Rape Threats

University already under Civil Rights Office microscope for handling of rape allegations against former football player Brendan Gibbons.
Oakland Community College, Schools Sign Pact to Meet Workforce Demands

Oakland Community College, Schools Sign Pact to Meet Workforce Demands

An agreement between Oakland Community College and Oakland Schools streamlines a “clunky system.”
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
Novi No. 2 Among Select U.S. Cities for Education: Movoto

Novi No. 2 Among Select U.S. Cities for Education: Movoto

The national real estate blog looked at 140 small cities for its Top 10 list, which also includes another Oakland County community.
Novi School Board Seeks Candidates for Board Vacancy

Novi School Board Seeks Candidates for Board Vacancy

The term expires at the end of the year. An election will be held in November to fill the six-year term.
Design Students Learn a Skill – and the Importance of Charity

Design Students Learn a Skill – and the Importance of Charity

Walled Lake students built prototypes that can be easily replicated to help the world’s homeless population.
Teacher Isn’t Laughing Over Visine ‘Prank’

Teacher Isn’t Laughing Over Visine ‘Prank’

Teacher thought she had eaten tainted meat until the school principal shared rumors that a student had poisoned her by putting the “gets-the-red-out” eye solution in her coffee, an idea
Novi Voters Will Decide $71 Million Bond Issue Tuesday

Novi Voters Will Decide $71 Million Bond Issue Tuesday

Bonds would be issued in two series to avoid a millage increase.
Students Get First-Hand Look at How County Government Works

Students Get First-Hand Look at How County Government Works

During Annual Youth in Government Day, students will learn about the political process as part of a 34-year youth leadership development tradition in Oakland County.
Novi Schools Launch Web Site for Questions about $70.9 Million May 6 Bond Vote

Novi Schools Launch Web Site for Questions about $70.9 Million May 6 Bond Vote

The bond proposal, which would not increase the current millage rate, follows the recommendations of facilities assessments.
Novi Groundskeeper Selected School's Betty Champion Nominee

Novi Groundskeeper Selected School's Betty Champion Nominee

Jim Fular keeps the grounds on Novi's 290-acre campus in such immaculate condition that his boss says he receives calls asking what professional landscape service the district is using.
‘Slave or Factory Worker’? Mom Gets Essay Question Stricken

‘Slave or Factory Worker’? Mom Gets Essay Question Stricken

Tina James says a majority of Novi Middle School wrote they’d rather be slaves with “free” food and housing – a conclusion James and her daughter say illustrates a lack of understand
Novi School Officials to Seek $70.9 Million in May 6 Bond Issue Election

Novi School Officials to Seek $70.9 Million in May 6 Bond Issue Election

Increasing tax base, debt retirement and other factors mean taxpayers wouldn't see a millage increase, district officials say.
Novi Students Well Equipped for Future, School Board Trustee Says

Novi Students Well Equipped for Future, School Board Trustee Says

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to acknowledge those who serve the district.
Novi Schools May Seek Approval of $70 Million Bond

Novi Schools May Seek Approval of $70 Million Bond

The bond will only appear on the May ballot if approved by the school board.
Novi School District May Construct New Early Education Center

Novi School District May Construct New Early Education Center

The potential center would cost $11 million and house all preschool classes under one roof.
Novi Students to Return to School Wednesday

Novi Students to Return to School Wednesday

Despite the low wind chills, Novi Community Schools will be open.
Novi Schools Closed Tuesday for Sub-Zero Wind Chills

Novi Schools Closed Tuesday for Sub-Zero Wind Chills

Wind chills may get as low as -35 degrees Tuesday morning.
Community Generously Supports Novi Schools, Board Treasurer Says

Community Generously Supports Novi Schools, Board Treasurer Says

January is School Board Recognition Month, a time to acknowledge those who serve the district.