The interim superintendent of schools in Grand Ledge says he thinks the importance of public schools has never been as pronounced as it is right now.

The Grand Ledge school board has selected Dr. David Chapin to be the district’s interim superintendent after last week’s decision to begin dismissal proceedings against Brian Metcalf.

The Grand Ledge board of education has ended a day-long special meeting on the controversial remarks made by Superintendent Brian Metcalf about the George Floyd case by voting unanimously to dismiss him.

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Michigan’s largest teachers’ union says its members are greatly concerned about health and safety issues as they prepare for the start of the next school year. 


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Delaney Brickley

The Grand Ledge Board of Education will conduct a special meeting Friday to discuss controversial comments made online by the district’s superintendent about the death of George Floyd.

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Delaney Brickley

Calls are growing for the removal of the Grand Ledge School District’s superintendent. Critics say online remarks about the George Floyd case posted by Brian Metcalf amount to victim-shaming.

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Officials at Lansing Community College have chosen the school’s next president. Steve Robinson is currently the president of Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio, where he has served since 2018.

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The coronavirus pandemic has the whole world living in limbo.  Few people feel that sensation more acutely than high school seniors.  With their once promised rites of passage on hold, members of the Class of 2020 search in isolation for a meaningful way to mark the end of their K-12 experience.


WATCH NOW An in-depth look at the challenges Michigan K-12 schools face with at-home instruction because of COVID-19. State Superintendent Michael F. Rice, PhD and other experts  join host Shawn Turner to address how students, teachers, and parents will be academically and emotionally impacted by Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s order to close schools through the end of the academic year.

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The search for a new provost at Michigan State University continues despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The provost is the university’s top academic officer.