8/18/16: Michigan School Reform Office / Flint Water Crisis / Woodward Dream Cruise

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Tonight on MiWeek:

  • Michigan School Reform Office - The state's School Reform Office is putting chronically low-performing schools on notice that they are at risk of shutting down by next summer if they don't improve. The MiWeek team debates the criteria the state is using to determine if the schools should close and the impact it will have on education in Michigan.
  • Flint Water Crisis - The federal emergency declaration has ended in Flint and now the responsibility for purchasing water filters, bottled water and other supplies rests solely on the state. The MiWeek team discusses the current situation in the city that was devastated by lead-contaminated drinking water.
  • Headlines -The MiWeek team talks about the presidential race -- Donald Trump is making a second visit to Michigan and former Governor Jennifer Granholm gets a prominent position in the Hillary Clinton camp.  Plus, Detroit-area motorists gear up for a 14-year construction project on I-75.
  • Art Road - A "Detroit Performs" segment focuses on a local group that has brought art back to the classroom in a Detroit school where budget cuts and a lack of resources had prevented the students from getting lessons in creativity.
  • Woodward Dream Cruise - The MiWeek team previews DPTV's Dream Cruise Roadshow and talks about cars.

 

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School Reform / Flint Fed Emergency Period Ends / Art Road Michigan School Reform Office, Flint ends fed disaster period, plus Art Road. Ep. 517.

 
 

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