The 2008 recession has left its mark on more than just the economy, it’s also hurt school funding. This according to a new report released October 16 from the nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy. Read more
Thousands of Michigan students, parents, teachers and community leaders are expected to participate. Read more
It’s supposed to be a safe place to learn and grow, but some youth advocates say in Michigan there is a growing tendency to criminalize rather than educate children. The advocates are working to fight what they call the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
Most students look forward to summer for three months off from school. Next year for students in the Baldwin School District however, summer will be cut short. Read more
With costs for education on the rise, a new bill has been introduced in the state legislature that aims to make school supplies more affordable. Read more
Central Michigan University is the first out of the State’s Universities to announce their tuition rate increase for the 2014-2015 school year. Read more
Governor Rick Snyder has approved a bill modifying school safety drill requirements.
Funding and enrollment issues surrounding the Saginaw School District are beginning to resemble the closure of Buena Vista, last year.
Parents, students and faculty of Saginaw High, Ruben Daniels and Heavenrich Elementary will know their fate on Saturday.
Yesterday, the board was expected to vote on the closure of all three schools located on Saginaw’s east side.
M-Live reported this morning that the vote for the original proposal to close the schools was delayed, 6-1, until Saturday.
Saginaw Superintendent Carlton Jenkins and his administration originally proposed a restructure of the district. It would include the school closures, moving students and making cuts.
Recently, the Michigan Department of Education was unable to approve Saginaw Public School’s 2013-14 Deficit Elimination Plan.
According to a letter sent to Saginaw from the department, the state is concerned the district is not making significant changes in its operations to mitigate increases in its current deficit.
In addition, the letter said that Saginaw will be given until Monday, February 10, to come up with a viable Deficit Elimination Plan.
If a viable plan is not approved, the state will withhold the district’s February state-aid payment of just under $5 million.
In Thursday’s State of the State address, Governor Rick Snyder issued a proposal that would keep students in school year-round.
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