March 29, 2013 – Week 10
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CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT AHEAD: On Monday, April 1, your correspondents will interview Daniel Heyns, director of the Corrections Department. Interview topics may include prison closings and consolidations, anti-recidivism efforts, juvenile offenders, privatization and budget problems.
WELCOME ALCONA COUNTY REVIEW: We’re pleased to announce the Alcona County Review as the newest member of CNS.
HERE’S YOUR FILE:
GRADUATIONRATES: Suttons Bay High School’s willingness to accept at-risk students has lowered Leelanau County’s graduation rate, but the district says it’s the right thing to do. Clinton County has the highest graduation rate and Lake County the lowest. We talk to the League for Public Policy, superintendent of public instruction and Association of School Boards. By Justine McGuire. FOR TRAVERSE CITY, LANSING, LAKE COUNTY, LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, CADILLAC, BIG RAPIDS, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, SOUH BEND, MARQUETTE, BAY MILLS, CHEBOYGAN, PETOSKEY, DEADLINE DETROIT, CRAWFORD COUNTY, ST. IGNACE & ALL POINTS.
w/GRADUATIONRATESTABLE: Five counties with the highest (Clinton, Mackinac, Houghton, Antrim, Delta) and six counties with the lowest (Lake, Cass, Roscommon, Menominee, Iosco, Wayne) graduation rates in 2011. Source: Kids Count.
URBANFISH: Plans are underway for Detroit’s first large-scale aquaponics project that would raise food fish such as bluegill and catfish on part of a 4-acre urban farm. A new ordinance removes some barriers to urban farming. Wayne State SEED program works to distribute fresh food to city residents. By Celeste Bott. FOR MICHIGAN CITIZEN, DEADLINE DETROIT, MACOMB, ROYAL OAK & ALL POINTS.
MICHIGANGOLF: An early spring signaled a boom year for golf in Michigan in 2012, but the weather isn’t as cooperative this year. We hear from tourism and golf experts in Cadillac, Holland and Big Rapids. For news and sports pages. By Kyle Campbell. FOR CADILLAC, HOLLAND, BIG RAPIDS, GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS & ALL POINTS.
ONLINEEDUCATION: A partnership between University of Detroit Mercy and Michigan Virtual University will help prepare future teachers for the world of online learning. The summer program is open to undergrads, grad students and currently certified teachers. By Celeste Bott. FOR DEADLINE DETROIT, MICHIGAN CITIZEN, MACOMB, ROYAL OAK & ALL POINTS.
DENTALCOVERAGE: The governor’s proposal to extend the state’s dental program to low-income children in Ottawa, Ingham and Washtenaw counties is stalled in the Legislature. Even if lawmakers relent and fund the program, it wouldn’t cover Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Kent and Kalamazoo counties in 2014. We talk to West Michigan Dental Society officials, Delta Dental and Department of Community Health. By Cortney ROYAL OAK, MACOMB & ALL POINTS.
CIVILWAR: The newly published Civil War journal of a Jackson County solider sheds insight on life behind enemy lines. The solider later became Mason County sheriff and Ludington city treasurer. By Eric Freedman. FOR MICHIGAN CITIZEN, DEADLINE DETROIT, LUDINGTON, MANISTEE, LANSING & ALL POINTS.
w/CIVILWARPHOTO: Cover of “Among the Enemy,” edited by Mark Hoffman. Credit: Wayne State University Press.
INVASIVESCSI: Like forensics experts on TV CSI-type shows, researchers from Notre Dame, Central Michigan University and MSU are using high-tech DNA techniques to track invaders in the Great Lakes, especially lakes Michigan and Erie. By Matthew Hall. FOR SOUTH BEND, STURGIS, THREE RIVERS, ALPENA, MARUQETTE, BAY MILLS, ST. IGNACE, HARBOR SPRINGS, TRAVERSE CITY, PETOSKEY, MANISTEE, LUDINGTON, MACOMB, CHEBOYGAN, HOLLAND & ALL POINTS.
w/INVASIVESCSIPHOTO: Invasive hydrilla: Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
March 29, 2013 – Week 10