Attorney General Bill Schuette today said schools operated by the Detroit Public School Community District are subject to closure before the end of the current school year if they are among the lowest-achieving 5 percent of all public schools for the immediately preceding 3 school years.
Nonprofits are finding it harder to get grants from foundations: Among the reasons:
1) Fewer grants are made for general operating support. Most nonprofits need general operating support for a broad set of needs that make any organization work, from staff development to strategic planning. Yet nonprofits report receiving fewer and fewer general operating grants.
On September 18, 1918, Hazel Stimson responded to a pamphlet that invited her to “work side by side with the men of the Marine Corps” and became the first Michigan woman to enlist in the Marines during World War 1. Stimson served 14 months before being honorably discharged with the rank of corporal.
"Mrs. Herbert Fitzgerald Joined the Marines Nearly 50 Years Ago", Sarasota Herald Tribune, July 28, 1968.
Ann Arbor has yawned and turned over for its last cat nap, and then awakened with a start to the realization that the first of October is nigh, and that the college youths from all the world are coming back to little old double A for another 9 months of higher education, football and the other ingredients that go to make up the finished product, the college man. Once each year Ann Arbor falls into this deep and untroubled sleep, the day that summer school closes.
In 1878 when Bessie Eaglesfield (1853 - 1940) began advertising as “Attorney at Law” in a Grand Rapids newspaper, she became the city’s first practicing female attorney. Eaglesfield had already made legal history in 1875 at the age of 22 when she became the first woman admitted to the Indiana State Bar—an impressive feat since Indiana’s state constitution disallowed non-voters admittance to the bar. In 2013, she was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
On Sept. 28, 1912, the Muskegon High School football team defeated Hastings High 216-0 in what was believed at the time to be the most lopsided drubbing of a high school football team in world history.
Muskegon player Fred Jacobs scored 54 points for the Big Red with nine of the team's 32 touchdowns.
Source: Michigan Every Day
On this day in 1854, 37 boys and girls, aged 6 through 15, boarded the sidewheeler steamer Isaac Newton in New York City for the first part of their journey to the frontier of Dowagiac, Michigan, where they hoped to be adopted. In Albany, New York, the children were joined by 9 more orphans when they transfered to a train for the rest of their trip, inaugerating the first of many Orphan Trains which would be dispatched by the Children's Aid Society over the next 75 years.
On Sept. 28, 1835, the Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer became a daily newspaper. Today, the Detroit Free Press is Michigan's oldest continuously published newspaper.
Source: Michigan History
What Prompted End To House GOP Leadership Race?
Rep. Robert VerHeulen officially announced Tuesday he conceded the House Republican leadership race to Rep. Tom Leonard III and in exchange Mr. Leonard will fully support him to continue on as majority caucus whip.
Greimel: Leonard Out Of Step On Key Issues
House Minority Leader Tim Greimel wasted little time in looking to seize on Rep. Tom Leonard III of DeWitt becoming the likely next leader for the House Republican Caucus.