Thursday, March 15, 2007

Morning Education News

Despite improvements, few attend preschools
"National report finds 16% of 4-year-olds attend state programs even though Mich. boosted funding, quality standards..."

Local educator is 2007 Teacher of the Year
"...Kathy Hurst, 47, spends many afternoons in class at Wick Elementary School after the bell rings, and it’s for a good reason: She says the higher you raise the bar for children, the more likely they are to strive to meet goals..."

Buddying up for education: Metro students in dire need of mentors

"...Statistics from Mentor Michigan, an organization started by Gov. Jennifer Granholm and first gentleman Dan Mulhern, indicate that there are 4,081 young people currently on a waiting list for mentors in the state, and nearly 1,400 waiting in southeast Michigan..."

Students fight rising tuition costs
According to a report card issued by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, Michigan received an "F" when it came to affordability. While the state scrambles for answers, students are concerned others may not be able to afford higher education..."