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Flint police are reviewing an incident where a city police officer handcuffed a child at a Flint school.
Flint Police Chief James Tolbert says he has apologized to the mother of the child who was handcuffed.
Rick Pluta from Michigan Public Radio reports that two state lawmakers have forged a bipartisan effort to take Michigan off Daylight Saving Time. If they get their way, Sunday would be the final time Michiganders have to re-set their clocks to accommodate the time change.
State Representatives Jeff Irwin, D-Ann Arbor, and Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, say the twice-a-year time change is inconvenient, confusing, and can even be dangerous to people’s health and safety.
More on this here – http://michiganradio.org/post/lawmakers-want-ditch-daylight-saving-time
House adjourns without vote,
roads plan “once again” stuck in the mud
Michigan Public Radio reports that there were feelings of optimism earlier this week in Lansing that the state Senate might just pass a road funding plan the House passed the week before. But, once again, that optimism has fallen flat, as the House adjourned without a vote after about eight hours of discussion.
The full report is here – http://michiganradio.org/post/house-adjourns-without-vote-roads-plan-once-again-stuck-mud
Response to President Obama’s open letter to parents and teachers on testing
“Like you, we want to know how our children are doing in school. But we really don’t learn much from standardized test reports released months into the next school year on tests that seem to change every year. We learn much more from our students’ report cards, teacher conferences, and reviewing schoolwork over time – information that Department of Education policies have pushed to the sidelines.”
– See more at: http://parentsacrossamerica.org/paa-responds-president-obamas-letter-testing/#sthash.B2fEeZWj.AZKs92um.dpuf