chief of police en Fourth grader sworn in as Detroit Police Chief for the day <p>Detroit's Police Chief for the day is nine year old Jayvon&nbsp;Felton - a fourth grader who is fighting leukemia, but one day hopes to fight crime as a Detroit Police Officer.</p><p>This morning&nbsp;Jayvon made his way to work by helicopter, taking a ride from Coleman A. Young International Airport, over Belle Isle, Comerica&nbsp;Park and the Ambassador Bridge. Upon his arrival, he was greeted by a group of Detroit Police Officers, Felton's classmates from Roberto Clemente Academy, and Detroit Police Chief James Craig.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:13:32 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16261 at In this morning's news: Common Core debate, Detroit's new police chief, teen unemployment rate <p><strong>Common Core debate continues in committee</strong></p><p>State lawmakers have formed a special committee to debate the merits of the Common Core Standards Initiative. The state Legislature<a href=""> blocked the state from implementing the school standards</a> last month. Lawmakers said they needed more time to review Common Core before letting it take full effect in Michigan.</p><p><strong>Detroit's new police chief begins first day on the job</strong></p><p>Detroit’s new police chief, <a href="">James Craig</a>, will report to work for the first time today. Craig, a native Detroiter, returns to the city from Cincinnati where he was named police chief in 2011. Craig said some of his top goals include raising department morale and putting more civilians in positions that had been held by officers.</p><p><strong>Teen unemployment rate more than double the state’s overall rate</strong></p><p>State labor officials say a quarter of Michigan teens who want a job can’t find one this summer. State and local officials say limits on federal grants intended to promote youth employment are partly to blame.&nbsp;</p><p>“Michael Finney, president of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, says he would like to do more to improve the teen job picture in cities like Detroit, Flint, Pontiac, and Saginaw as a way to reduce crime,” Michigan Radio’s Steve Carmody <a href="">reports</a>.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:21:22 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13312 at In this morning's news: Common Core debate, Detroit's new police chief, teen unemployment rate