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ABSENTEEISM Take a look inside the Detroit school district’s effort to combat its high rate of chronic absenteeism among students. Chalkbeat
VIRTUAL EARLY COLLEGE A Michigan virtual school is the first such school in the state to offer an early college program. Associated Press
STUDENT FIGHTING A northern Michigan school district is trying to do something about a big spike in student fighting. WDIV
SOCIAL STUDIES A conversation with a top Michigan education official about the controversy surrounding the revision of the state’s social studies standards for schools. Bridge Magazine
STANDARDS DEBATE Two members of the state education board debate the proposed social studies standards. Michigan Radio
CHILD POVERTY Michigan’s child poverty rate has dropped, but 20 percent still live in poverty. Detroit News
ROBOT BATTLES Don’t miss the world robotics championships taking place the second year in a row at Cobo Hall. Thousands of students from across the world — including Michigan, where robotics is huge — will be competing. Detroit Free Press Detroit News
SCHOOL FINED A Michigan charter school was fined thousands of dollars because its top administrators didn’t have required permits. MLive
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