albion http://michiganradio.org en School bells ring in new places for many Michigan students http://michiganradio.org/post/school-bells-ring-new-places-many-michigan-students <p>It’s the first day for school for tens of thousands of Michigan students.</p><p></p><p>The drumbeat of a new school year literally began bright and early this morning in Marshall, as hundreds of students packed the school’s gymnasium.</p><p></p><p>Among them were about 140 students from Albion.&nbsp;&nbsp; Albion school officials decided to close that district’s high school last spring to save money.</p><p></p><p>Dan Luciani is Marshall’s high school principal.&nbsp; He says the transition has been going well today despite some crowded classrooms.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:13:59 +0000 Steve Carmody 14237 at http://michiganradio.org School bells ring in new places for many Michigan students New School Year - New School District http://michiganradio.org/post/new-school-year-new-school-district <div align="left"><p>Tomorrow marks the beginning of the school year for tens of thousands of Michigan school children.</p><p></p><p>For many kids, the year is starting in a different school district then they attended last year.</p><p></p><p>About a thousand Inkster children will be attending classes this fall in four different Wayne County school districts. The state dissolved the Inkster public school district over the summer because of the district’s chronic financial problems.</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 19:05:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 14228 at http://michiganradio.org New School Year - New School District Albion & Marshall high school students will be building relationships this weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/albion-marshall-high-school-students-will-be-building-relationships-weekend <p>About 250 Albion and Marshall high school students will spend the weekend getting to know one another.</p><p></p><p>The students are attending a weekend long ‘symposium’ at Albion college.</p><p></p><p>More than a hundred Albion students will be attending Marshall High School this fall.</p><p></p><p>Albion school officials decided to close their high school in a budget cutting move.</p><p></p><p>Jerri-Lynn Williams-Harper is Albion’s school superintendent. She says this weekend will help build relationships between the two student bodies.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:55:33 +0000 Steve Carmody 13714 at http://michiganradio.org Albion & Marshall high school students will be building relationships this weekend Marshall school board OKs deal to accept Albion high school students http://michiganradio.org/post/marshall-school-board-oks-deal-accept-albion-high-school-students <p>Albion students are a step closer to knowing where they’ll be going to high school this fall.</p><p></p><p>Albion High School is closing for budget reasons. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The district will continue to provide K through 8 education.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Marshall school board voted last night to open its high school to Albion’s students.&nbsp; Albion’s school board will vote on the cooperative agreement next week. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 02:18:40 +0000 Steve Carmody 12828 at http://michiganradio.org Marshall school board OKs deal to accept Albion high school students Crawling to protest the closing of Albion High School http://michiganradio.org/post/crawling-protest-closing-albion-high-school <p>A community activist is making a unique protest, in hopes of rallying people in Albion to fight the closure of their high school.</p><p></p><p>With a kiss from one of his supporters, Bobby Holley started crawling.&nbsp;&nbsp; He intends to crawl, on his hands and knees, the 30 miles from Battle Creek to Albion.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>He says he wants to rally the people of Albion, so they will fight the decisions to close their high school</p><p></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 19:40:27 +0000 Steve Carmody 12773 at http://michiganradio.org Crawling to protest the closing of Albion High School Budget deficit forcing school officials to close Albion High School http://michiganradio.org/post/budget-deficit-forcing-school-officials-close-albion-high-school <p>The Albion School Board voted last night to close the district’s high school.</p><p></p><p>Beginning this fall, the mid-Michigan district will only serve students in grades K through eight.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Some students cried.&nbsp; Others just shook their heads, after the school board voted 5 to 1, with one abstention, to close Albion High School.</p><p></p><p>School board members said repeatedly they didn’t want to close the school, but a projected million dollar budget deficit could not be ignored.</p><p></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 12572 at http://michiganradio.org Budget deficit forcing school officials to close Albion High School