Michigan Alliance for Special Education http://michiganradio.org en Stateside for Monday, March 10, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-march-10-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on Stateside, Benton Harbor's financial emergency is over, according to </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Snyder. An emergency manager was appointed four years ago; he and his successor have been successful in rehabilitating the city's finances.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The challenge to Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage is coming to an end in federal court. Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown joined us today to discuss the issue.&nbsp;</p><p>Proposed changes to special education rules are causing alarm and concern for parents. Marcie Lipsitt, founder of Michigan Alliance for Special Education, joined us today to talk about the potentially devastating effects of the rule changes.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 16787 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, March 10, 2014 Proposed changes to special education in Michigan worry parents http://michiganradio.org/post/proposed-changes-special-education-michigan-worry-parents <p>Proposed changes to special education rules in Michigan are causing alarm and concern for some parents.</p><p>You can read about the proposed changes <a href="https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-37818_44099-321773--,00.html">here</a>.</p><p>Marcie Lipsitt is the founder of the <a href="http://www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/">Michigan Alliance for Special Education</a>, a grassroots organization that advocates for special education students.&nbsp;</p><p>The proposed rule revisions would be "catastrophic," according to Lipsitt.</p><p><em>*You can listen to her thoughts above.</em></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:08:16 +0000 Stateside Staff 16786 at http://michiganradio.org Proposed changes to special education in Michigan worry parents