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10/22/15: Governor Snyder Shares Detroit Public Schools Plan

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Tonight on MiWeek, Governor Rick Snyder joins the MiWeek team to discuss his new education proposal that he outlined Monday, which includes creating a new Detroit School District devoted solely to teaching the 47,000 students while the current district will exist to address the mounting debt situation.

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10/15/15: Roads Impasse / Democratic Debate / Great Lakes Microbeads / The Big Game

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Despite a pledge by lawmakers to get a roads funding deal passed quickly, the negotiations have stalled. The MiWeeek team discusses about the sticking point and whether it can be resolved.

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10/8/15: Gun Debate / Mayor Duggan & DPS / Flint Water Follow-Up

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ayor Duggan and Detroit Public Schools – Mayor Duggan doesn’t want to run DPS, but he has a stake in improving the school system so that he can repopulate neighborhoods with families. The MiWeek team talks about the Mayor’s school reform plan. Plus, in wake of the elevated lead levels in Flint water, the state is distributing water filters and conducting water tests. Is this enough?

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Gov. Rick Snyder: Move back to Detroit water provides best protection for public health in Flint

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Flint families and children will be better protected by reconnecting with the Great Lakes Water Authority as the source of the city’s drinking water until the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline is completed, Gov. Rick Snyder said.

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9/3/15: Education in Michigan

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As parents cheer wildly, kids across the state are getting ready to go back to school after Labor Day. But what kind of education are they getting here in Michigan and how does it compare to other state? Tonight on MiWeek, host Christy McDonald and weekly contributors Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson devote the entire show to education. Plus, an in-depth conversation w/ State Supt. Brian Whiston

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MiWeek Web Exclusive: Extended Dan Varner Interview (7/9/15)

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As Detroit Public Schools closes out the fiscal year with a $238 million deficit, national education experts have been visiting the City at the invitation of Excellent Schools Detroit.  Christy interviews ESD CEO Dan Varner about the visits and what advice the school reformers are providing for improving education in Detroit.

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From Stephen Henderson, Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit Free Press

Time to play the long game with Detroit schools

There are thankless tasks. And then there's running Detroit's public schools.

Take a pause on Detroit superintendent search

Detroit's new school board has an unnecessarily tight timeline to find a superintendent.

From Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor of The Detroit News

Abraham: La Lanterna continues Da Edoardo tradition

The first La Lanterna was across the park from the new one

Niyo: While Tigers’ bats rumble, ’pen causes quivers

Not even a 13-run lead, which the Tigers had starting the seventh inning Tuesday, is safe when relievers enter picture.

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