New scholarship created for GVSU students who teach in Detroit

New scholarship created for GVSU students who teach in Detroit

A new scholarship is available to Grand Valley State University students who choose to fulfill their student teaching requirement in a Detroit GVSU-authorized charter school. The scholarship is being offered through the university’s Charter Schools Office and College of Education. The Detroit Student Teacher Scholarship will be available for up to 20 students this fall, […]

MSHDA grants $1 million for statewide homeowner repair and rehab

MSHDA grants $1 million for statewide homeowner repair and rehab

Lansing – The Michigan State Housing Development Authority recently announced just over $1 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) grants, which will allow home rehabilitation and repair projects to move forward across the state. “These grants make a lasting difference in communities,” said Earl Poleski, executive director of MSHDA. “When the physical condition of housing […]

Gov. Rick Snyder: Muskegon Heights School District ready to move forward as financial emergency resolved

Gov. Rick Snyder: Muskegon Heights School District ready to move forward as financial emergency resolved

LANSING, Mich. –The financial emergency in the Muskegon Heights School District has been resolved and a Receivership Transition Advisory Board has been appointed to ensure a smooth transition to local control and continued financial stability for the school district, Gov. Rick Snyder said. “I was pleased to receive and accept Steve Schiller’s recommendation that the […]

Michigan earns $2.5 million federal grant to expand opportunities for residents to gain skills, boost jobs

Michigan earns $2.5 million federal grant to expand opportunities for residents to gain skills, boost jobs

LANSING — Michigan’s efforts to expand opportunities through skilled trades careers and help residents gain good-paying jobs is getting a boost through a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Talent Investment Agency Director Wanda M. Stokes announced today.The Michigan Workforce Development Agency’s grant – the second-largest awarded – will support the expansion of […]

Governor says ‘reinvention of State’ key to unemployment drop

Governor says ‘reinvention of State’ key to unemployment drop

Michigan’s unemployment falls to 4.5 percent, lowest since January 2001 LANSING – Governor Rick Snyder issued the following statement last week after the announcement that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July fell to 4.5 percent, its lowest point since January 2001. “In Michigan, we lost 766,000 jobs between 2001 and 2010. But in […]

$1.2 million grant to improve access to care for Michigan children with epilepsy

$1.2 million grant to improve access to care for Michigan children with epilepsy

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant over a three-year period by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal Child and Health Systems Branch for the Michigan Pediatric Epilepsy Project. The focus of the grant is to improve access to quality health care […]

Ontario and Michigan Partner for Auto Industry Growth and Innovation

Ontario and Michigan Partner for Auto Industry Growth and Innovation

New Agreement to Enhance Regional Cooperation and Competitiveness From Tribune Newswire Lansing/Ontario – The Province of Ontario and the State of Michigan are working together to drive growth and increase the competitiveness of the Great Lakes auto industry. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder were in Traverse City, Michigan, today to sign […]

Gov. Snyder issues statement on Michigan’s unemployment drop

Gov. Snyder issues statement on Michigan’s unemployment drop

LANSING, Mich. – Governor Rick Snyder issued the following statement after the announcement that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June fell to 4.6 percent, its lowest point since February 2001: “Today’s drop in the unemployment rate marks another milestone on Michigan’s comeback path. At 4.6 percent, our unemployment rate has now fallen by […]

Gov. Snyder Criticized for Appointment

Gov. Snyder Criticized for Appointment

Gov. Snyder Criticized for Appointment FLINT – Governor Rick Snyder appointed Heidi Grether, the former executive of BP America, as the new director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Flint residents, who still do not have access to clean, safe water, and allies are expressing serious anger and concerns over Snyder’s decision. “I am […]

Michigan Wildlife Council to meet in Muskegon

Michigan Wildlife Council to meet in Muskegon

Michigan Wildlife Council to meet in Muskegon Lansing – The Michigan Wildlife Council (MWC) will meet from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Lake Michigan Center, 740 W. Shoreline Drive, Muskegon. Agenda items include a financial report and a presentation by Gϋd Marketing, the firm working on the promotional media campaign to inform […]