Lawmakers, business experts, and school superintendents are tackling Michigan’s schools from multiple angles in the first weeks of the New Year.
95 schools statewide have been awarded grants for school nutrition equipment upgrades.
Officials say the US Department of Agriculture partnered with the United Dairy Industry in Michigan to offer nearly 1 million dollars in grant funding. Continue reading
Michigan schools need to spend more money helping students with special needs. That’s the finding of a study commissioned by the state legislature in 2015. The findings were presented to the Board of Education Tuesday, the same day the Board discussed a statewide initiative to make Michigan a Top 10 performing state within the next 10 years.
It appears Michigan schools have room for improvement. The recent release of a nationwide
report that ranks each state’s educational quality, found Michigan to be in the lower half of the country. Continue reading
It’s been almost two-and-a-half years since Michigan’s revamped emergency manager law took effect. Thirteen Michigan cities and five school districts are currently under some form of state oversight.
Regardless of your thoughts about the idea of the state appointing unelected officials to take control over cities and schools – it’s fair to say there have been some successes on the municipal front. Seven cities are now transitioning back to full local control. Only one municipal emergency manager remains on the job. Continue reading
A new study shows Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie has Michigan’s lowest net-tuition rate for public universities.
The recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education ranked LSSU first among the state’s 15 public universities for net-tuition costs. Continue reading
Michigan schools could hold up to three bake sales per week during school hours under a bill approved by the state Senate.
Michigan’s top education official says he supports legislation designed to prevent schools from getting into financial trouble.
The number of school districts with budget deficits has dropped over the course of this school year. That’s according to a report released Thursday by state education officials.
In November, Michigan schools across the state started adding cardiac emergency drills to the classrooms. Schools with drills in place will now have a chance to receive a special designation.