Michigan education policy
Video spotlights conflict between duty to inform parents and the responsibility to shield students
Armed with prayers and sexually explicit passages, activists bring book wars to Michigan school board
Other parents say they trust librarians and teachers to determine what is appropriate for students
Democrats want to strengthen transparency rules
Lawmaker wants to bar children from using their devices during the school day
Low-performing schools would have struggled more without added support, report says
Results provide some of the strongest evidence yet of the academic fallout from the pandemic
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
Here’s what’s new in Michigan schools this year
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.
Some critics argue that private schools should not receive COVID relief money
The candidates are competing in a very tight race to battle incumbent Gretchen Whitmer in November.
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
Michigan parents have until Aug. 5 to apply to be on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new council. One Republican calls it a gimmick.
School security and the teacher pension system are also among the winners in a year of budget surplus
Law has the backing of business groups, but critics worry about tradeoffs
Lawmakers also consider subsidizing tuition for education majors who agree to stay in Michigan
The legislation is one part of a strategy to alleviate a growing teacher shortage in many districts
The legislation is expected to pass out of the Republican-controlled legislature, but faces likely opposition from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Road gets more challenging for initiative to award tax credits for scholarships to private school
An increase in the number of test-takers and a decrease in schools’ leniency could lead to more retentions.
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.
Giving high school students an early look at what it would be like to be at the front of the room — ‘warts and all’
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