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Students may confuse the attention of caring adults with punishment.
Critics say it duplicates ratings that are already required under federal law.
The pandemic economy brought more funding — and higher prices.
Some Democratic backers of the repeal say the provision in the 2016 literacy law has been a threat hanging over the heads of struggling students.
Summer school to be scaled back, too, as the district prioritizes nurses, social workers and academic interventionists.
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Writers from youth group Local Circles who surveyed their peers share some sobering stories and messages of hope.
A return to pre-pandemic funding policy led some providers to shutter newly opened GSRP classrooms, complicating Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s plans.
Detroit sees a substantial gain, with 71% of students graduating.
Pressure is on to sort out budgets and avoid a ‘fiscal cliff’
Teachers like Gipson — experienced, committed to working with 4-year-olds, and bilingual to boot — are in short supply in Michigan preschools.
The state board of education responded Tuesday to a new conservative group’s concerns over ‘hyper-sexualization’ in schools
Investments are welcome news for a city working to recover from generations of disinvestment.
Southeastern HS update, a budget amendment and COVID dollars: Detroit’s February school board meeting highlights
Student representatives raised questions about the future of school programs and services funded through federal ESSER funding.
It’s Whitmer’s fifth state budget but the first she presented to a Legislature controlled by her own party.
Whitmer’s $306 million preschool expansion proposal includes more money to hire teachers and fund transportation
Early childhood advocates have said Michigan must address teacher shortages if the state’s preschool program is expanded to all 4-year-olds.
Plan to be released on Wednesday will stress tutoring, literacy, and preschool.
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Whitmer to ask Legislature to fund scholarships and stipends for future teachers, but won’t resurrect $1.5 billion retention bonus proposal
Governor’s office to unveil budget Wednesday.
Early educators will be watching closely for details in Whitmer’s preschool proposal in a budget presentation next week.
Labor leaders say they want to be prepared if Supreme Court changes its mind about dues requirements for public employees.
Tutoring and preschool, not holding kids back, will help address Michigan’s literacy struggles, state superintendent tells lawmakers.
Ambitious plans depend on being able to find enough staff.
During Wednesday’s State of the State address, Whitmer is expected to ask for supplemental funding for individualized instruction.
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Outspoken teacher Nicole Conaway, fired over work-from-home dispute, will be assigned to a high school when she returns to the district.
Teachers wanted a seat at the table in setting Michigan’s education agenda. Now they’re at the head of the table.
Dayna Polehanki, Matt Koleszar, Darrin Camilleri, and Regina Weiss will lead legislative panels that control education policy and education funding
New Michigan school board president is optimistic about getting agenda through Democratic Legislature
Priorities include rewriting third-grade reading law and improving school staffing
District officials expect repairs at Southeastern H.S. to be completed in two months.
New precautions follow holiday break as respiratory illnesses sweep through Michigan
The Education Trust-Midwest report offers recommendations for improving academic performance in Michigan schools
The proposal doesn’t have a clear political path after Democrats won full control of the state legislature in November
Remembering Oxford: Michigan’s newly empowered Democrats look to gun control as a school safety strategy
Plans would go beyond task force’s recommendations, which center on mental health and building security
Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men was among Detroit’s numerous alternative schools, created in the 1980s as a solution to poor grades and attendance among some of the city’s youth.
Chalkbeat Detroit will pay close attention to chronic absenteeism, because high rates in communities like Detroit are hurting pandemic recovery efforts
The judge’s ruling only applies to the Rochester school district case, but some worry it could be used more broadly to shield the public from records produced by lower-level government employees.
State funded preschool program struggles to compete for workers as private-sector wages rise
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Some discover too late that their school work didn’t count toward a diploma
They could get it when Democrats take over the state Legislature in January
Illya Tolbert, the art teacher at Bates Academy in Detroit, says he wants the students he teaches to have exposure to various art forms.
Advocates now have to navigate a crowded legislative agenda as Democrats take power in Lansing
Reimbursement of busing costs could pay off in the classroom
Staff bonuses, school name change, Cooley High School sale: The biggest topics at Detroit’s December board meeting
Renaming process on hold for Frederick Douglass Academy
Work and learn: Michigan teacher certification program would mix theory with more on-the-job experience
Superintendents band together to try to alleviate teacher shortage
Democrats, who will soon control the legislature, could revise or repeal the Read by Grade 3 law
Shortening teacher preparation programs will save MSU students $16,700 in tuition and get them into teaching jobs faster.