Flint Promise Zone legislation gets OK from Michigan House committee

By Ron Fonger | MLive.com FLINT, MI — Legislation to create a Flint Promise Zone has been passed by the Michigan House Education Reform Committee, another step in a new effort to help send more Flint students to college. The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint, is headed to the full state […]

Tom Gores, Consumers Energy pledge $2 million to send Flint kids to college

By Ron Fonger | MLive.com FLINT, MI — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and the Consumers Energy Foundation have pledged $2 million in seed money to start a Flint Promise program that could start awarding college scholarships to the graduating class of 2018. Matching $1-million commitments from Gores and Consumers were announced in a news […]