Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine: Celebrating Detroit grads as they announce where they’re going to college

Good morning!

The search for a new state schools superintendent was thrown for a loop this week when one of the finalists for the job was tapped to run the Boston school district. Former Minnesota education commissioner Brenda Cassellius told a Boston radio station yesterday that she plans to take that job, forcing the Michigan school board to revise its list of finalists. Lori has the latest.

Lori was also on hand yesterday at a Detroit high school when a group of high school seniors enthusiastically announced the colleges they plan to attend in the fall. Check out her report on the “decision day” events planned at schools across the city this month.

Read on for more — and have a great day!

— Erin Einhorn, Bureau Chief

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SUPERINTENDENT The next superintendent of Michigan schools will likely be a local hire. Now that a school leader from Minnesota has taken herself out of the running, the three finalists are all from Michigan. Chalkbeat Bridge

DECISION DAY Celebrating college decisions is particularly important in a city where less than half of district grads last year enrolled in college within six months of graduation. Chalkbeat

GAMING A state treasury official told a House committee yesterday that legalizing online gaming could cost schools $28 million. That assumes that online gamblers would stop visiting the brick-and-mortar casinos where some tax revenues are set aside for schools. Revenue from online gambling would be distributed differently. The Detroit News

SNOW A bill granting school districts forgiveness for excessive snow days has survived a political feud and is headed to the governor’s desk. The Detroit News Associated Press MLive

TEACHERS A national teachers union says Michigan has the 13th highest teacher salaries in the country. Patch

COLLEGE A national school rating organization included 148 Michigan high schools among its list of schools that excel in preparing students for college. Great Schools

MUSIC Five Detroit schools can get $20,000 to fund their music programs from a national music fund. Broadway World

ART The Detroit Institute of Arts is offering free workshops to educators. Patch