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Forming School-to-School International Partnerships

Greetings Jim,

I am writing from Michigan State University about a ground breaking project linking high schools in the United States with high schools in Algeria. This "Partnership Schools Program," funded by the U.S. State Department, is a collaborative program between Michigan State University, Creative Associates International in Washington, D.C., and the Algerian Ministry of National Education.

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High School AYP Report Cards To Be Released Friday, November 30

November 29, 2007

WHAT: The Michigan Department of Education will publicly release the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) School Report Cards for Michigan’s public high schools and school districts. This is the annual report of AYP, as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

WHEN: Friday, November 30, 2007
10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Go to the Michigan Department of Education website
www.michigan.gov/mde

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G.O.P. STILL EXPRESSING CONCERNS OVER STATE PROMISE ZONES

With college tuition costs rising and the state of government finances unsteady, a number of Republican members on the House Education Committee expressed concern Tuesday that legislation allowing communities to create "promise zones" to provide financial aid for students' higher education (HB 5375) would be risky business with taxpayer money.

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Website for Michigan Students Asking About Transfer of College Credit

One of the most upsetting things for college students to discover is that they have wasted time and money earning credits that won't apply toward a degree. A valuable new online, free system helps students transferring courses from one college or university to another to do it successfully.

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Legislature Races to Correct Service Tax Mistake

Attached is a summary of the Senate actions. Closure must be done before December 1st. The good news is the Senate is committed to make sure education remains funded at the levels promised.