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Michigan tornadoes, TPS conflict update, and back-to-school support
VNN Weekly Digest August 21-27
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
National Weather Service confirms 7 tornadoes touched down in Michigan
(MICHIGAN) The National Weather Service has confirmed that seven tornadoes touched down in Michigan on Thursday night. One of those was an EF-1 Tornado that touched down in Kent County, in Comstock Park. At least four people are dead and thousands were without power Friday after the storms ripped across the state, from the Grand Rapids area all the way to Southeast Michigan.
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Tulsa Public Schools maintains accreditation after superintendent resigns
(OKLAHOMA) The State Board of Education voted unanimously to maintain Tulsa Public Schools’ accreditation “with deficiencies” on Thursday, just one day after the TPS school board accepted district superintendent Deborah Gist’s letter of resignation. Tulsa Public Schools has been under state fire since last year, when it was downgraded to accreditation “with warning” following complaints under House Bill 1775.
As more adults struggle, community offers resources for back-to-school
(NEW YORK) It is no secret that in today’s economy, many Americans are struggling to make ends meet. New census data shows that nearly 90 million American adults have difficulty paying for usual household expenses, of which over 5 million are New Yorkers. With the first day of school around the corner, local parents are feeling the financial pressures of getting their children ready for the new school year.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) Dangerous heat grips parts of the South, Excessive Rainfall leading to flash flooding possible from the Tennessee Valley to the Southeast, and slow-moving shortwave energy will support scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Gulf Coast.
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