Michigan education policy

Expect no flurry of education bills as the GOP majority’s time runs out
The sweep in Tuesday’s election means Democrats will maintain a strong majority on the board
Did Dixon say kids can’t get COVID? Are children failing reading under Whitmer’s watch? As Election Day approaches, Chalkbeat looks into the candidates’ claims about each other.
More than 75% of Michigan students headed to in-state colleges and universities will be eligible
Republican candidate wants more school choice, better prepared teachers, more civics lessons, and transparency in curriculum
Plaintiffs sought to use tax-protected MESP accounts to pay tuition at private, religious K-12 schools
The first Wednesday in October is a crucial day for school districts to maximize state funding, but this year it coincides with the holiest day of the Jewish year.
Video spotlights conflict between duty to inform parents and the responsibility to shield students
Other parents say they trust librarians and teachers to determine what is appropriate for students
Lawmaker wants to bar children from using their devices during the school day
Results provide some of the strongest evidence yet of the academic fallout from the pandemic
Students who are Black or from low-income families scored much lower than peers on third-grade test
New funding helps with pay, but providers worry that it won’t last
Here are eight ideas parents, providers, and lawmakers have for improving Michigan’s child care system
MuckRock and a consortium of newsrooms collected years of investigative reports by Michigan’s child care licensing bureau to detail the crisis facing the system
Students will learn the history of federally run Indian boarding schools that once tried to erase Indigenous culture
Our Chalkbeat Detroit team includes a soccer player, a record collector, a Ms. Pac Man aficionado, a sewing enthusiast, and an election worker
Republicans view the plan as election-year pandering and are unlikely to pass it before kids go back to school.
Tips about planned school attacks rolled in after Oxford High School shooting.
Educators say TRAILS program will help students recover from pandemic-related disruptions.
Here’s where incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon stand on key education issues.