Where is Poverty in Metro Detroit? [Map]

You may see it everywhere, or you may never see it at all, depending on where you live. As the map below shows, metro Detroit's poverty is concentrated in certain areas.   Poverty in Metro Detroit [MAP]   Data source: American Community Survey 2009-2013 (provided with the assistance of Data Driven Detroit). Data are mapped by..

Governor Snyder’s Energy Plan: More Renewables & Less Waste

  Last week, Governor Rick Snyder unveiled his much-anticipated energy plan for Michigan, which includes finding and utilizing more renewable and energy efficient power sources for the state over the next 10 years. Snyder says the continued push toward modernizing Michigan's energy supply would --and has already been-- benefiting manufacturers, businesses and families, but it's a push that he says should come from the market and..

Search for the Next State Superintendent: Scott Menzel

The State Board of Education is interviewing the final three candidates on Wednesday to become the next state school Superintendent. Current Superintendent Mike Flanagan will retire from the post at the end of June. Among the candidates being considered for the position is Scott Menzel. He serves currently as the Superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. He has also been a superintendent..

Michigan Department of Education Narrows Field for State School Superintendent

  Mike Flanagan   The State Board of Education has named three finalists for the state Superintendent position. In a release sent out this week, the agency will interview Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston, Oakland Schools Superintendent Vickie Markavitch, and Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Menzel. There were six semi-finalists who were interviewed publicly this week...