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Michigan Schools to Start Later

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Michigan public schools will begin classes after Labor Day, under a measure signed into law by Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm last month. Tourism and business leaders pushed for the change, saying that late-August vacations could boost the state’s ailing economy by $132 million annually.

Education officials generally opposed the new law, which takes away the ability of districts to decide their start dates.

Vol. 25, Issue 07, Page 17

Published in Print: October 12, 2005, as Michigan Schools to Start Later

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