(WXYZ) - A record number of school districts in Michigan are in the red, and now state superintendent Mike Flanagan is calling for drastic measures.
His plan focuses on converting 600 Michigan school districts and 280 charter schools into countywide school districts.
He believes the move could save millions of dollars that can be used on students, even though he says it can't be done right away.
States like Florida, Maryland and Virginia could serve as models for Michigan. They have been under countywide districts for years.
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7 Action News has confirmed that two children, ages 1 and 4, have died after being pulled from a burning home on Detroit's west side.
Two kids have been pulled from a burning house on Detroit's west side.
The Fantasticks, a musical love story with universal appeal opens at Stagecrafters in Royal Oak. The show runs December 6th-22nd.