Thursday, February 28, 2013
There are more than 90,000 federal employees in Michigan. Click on Wayne or Oakland County in the interactive chart below to find out how many there are here and hover over the bars to see which departments they work for.
Thursday, February 28
Unless Congress reaches a last-minute agreement on the sequester by Friday, the huge budget cuts slated to kick in have the potential to affect nearly 9,000 federal employees working in Wayne County and 1,200 in Oakland County. Barring any kind of deal, the Obama administration will have to impose $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts to military and domestic programs on Friday, according to The New York Times. Those cuts would be the start of $1 trillion in cuts over the next decade. The numbers in the graph above show the number of federal employees in Michigan by county in 2012, according to the latest figures from Eye on Washington, a DC-based lobbying firm that tracks federal employment. It compiles the data from the U.S. …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Search 2012 Michigan Department of Education data to find results for local schools.
The Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) measures progress in subjects such as math, reading, writing, science and social studies for third through ninth-graders throughout the state. Using the widget above, you can search by school district and school to find out what percentage of students were deemed proficient in those subjects -- meaning they met or exceeded standards set by the state. Note: If you are reading this on your phone or mobile device, please switch to the desktop version of the site to view the database
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Enrollment is starting soon for many summer camps. Here's a selection of summer camps in Northville and across Michigan.
With the choice and variety of summer camps available in and around Northville in 2013, boredom won't be an option. Organizations, from the YMCA to your local parks and recreation department, offer dozens of camp choices for science, reading, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in your town and nearby. If you know of, or want to recommend, other summer camps in your area, please fill out this form. Name: Maybury Riding Stable Location: Northville Type of camp: Horse riding Cost: $260 Where: 20303 Beck Road When: June through August, Tuesdays through Fridays Deadline for registration: Registration is available until camps are full. Details: Maybury …