The scramble for Montessori seats is in some senses a welcome sign for the Detroit Public Schools Community District
Supporters of the new rules say they will limit the influence of for-profit charter school management companies.
Consolidation is a ‘third rail’ of education policy. Can $237 million get districts to consider it anyway?
History has shown consolidation efforts to be unpopular with voters
Districts’ new financial freedom could allow officials to focus more on educational priorities such as academics and teacher pay, or on reviving depleted elective programs
School security and the teacher pension system are also among the winners in a year of budget surplus
The department’s guidance is not binding on districts, but it may influence their approach to negotiations with parents of students with disabilities.
The package contains minor procedural fixes and major changes in how the state supports small, home-based providers.
Districts have once again beefed up their summer programming, from credit recovery to camps focused on robotics and sports.
Even as Michigan’s state revenues reach record highs, officials appear poised to let the program expire.
Road gets more challenging for initiative to award tax credits for scholarships to private school
Skeptics worry Duggan’s plan could add complexity to an already confusing system
Circulators said that the issue would go to a vote, even though it will likely be approved by the legislature without ever appearing on a ballot.
The proposal, which requires approval from Republican lawmakers, marks a shift for state leaders who have not previously emphasized tutoring as an academic recovery tool.
The state plans to invest in child care buildings, educator training, and startup grants.
The bills to require early screening and intervention passed unanimously, an unusual occurrence in an election year when education policy has become a hot-button political issue.
The lawsuit aims to eliminate a clause in Michigan’s constitution that could be used to challenge the ballot initiative.
Michigan has a financial cushion thanks to federal stimulus funds and stronger-than-expected state revenues. But education spending is a sticking point.
A lack of coordination and financial support leaves individual districts to develop their own programs or take other approaches to learning delays.
Well-developed tutoring programs can make a big difference for students who struggled with online learning. These students are more likely to be people of color and to come from economically disadvantaged families.
Experts warn that traditional credit recovery programs may not be enough to reverse the graduation downturn.
Any uptick in enrollment is welcome news to Michigan educators, who have been warning that students were missing out on critical education experiences.
School-based health centers allow students to access therapy, a medical checkup, or a dental appointment a short walk from their classrooms.
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Hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding are at stake, including an estimated $40 million per year for schools.
Federal funds fuel an “explosion” of demand for dogs trained to work with emotionally distressed kids.
The statewide graduation rate was 80.4% for the Class of 2021, a decrease of 1.6% from the previous year. Graduation rates have fallen nationally after years of progress.
Statewide enrollment is still down 3% since before the pandemic — and 5% in city districts — raising questions about where those students went.