A Democratic state lawmaker says it should be up to the state to cover the costs of a plan to rescue the Detroit Public Schools. And he says to make sure other districts don’t suffer as a result.
Gov. Rick Snyder would veto legislation allowing concealed weapons in schools if it doesn’t give districts a choice.
A state Senator wants to reinstate Michigan’s ban on sex offenders near schools.
In April, a federal judge struck down the law that said registered sex offenders must stay at least a thousand feet away from schools. He said the rule was unconstitutionally vague because it’s too difficult for people to figure out where the zones begin and end. Continue reading
A state Senate committee has approved legislation that would essentially eliminate “gun-free” zones in Michigan.
Michigan education officials are moving ahead with plans to improve teacher evaluations statewide.
Thirteen Michigan schools are being recognized nationally for their academic achievements.
The U.S. Department of Education is recognizing the schools as National Blue Ribbon winners.
A bill to improve third graders’ reading skills in Michigan is winning support from Democrats and some school groups.
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed bills into law meant to prevent financial emergencies in schools.
The state and intermediate schools districts now have more power to step in sooner when schools show signs of financial trouble. Continue reading
Democrats and Republicans in the state House want to end the state’s “zero tolerance” policies in schools.
The Legislature has approved budgets for the coming fiscal year.
The K-through-12 schools budget was enthusiastically endorsed by Republicans and Democrats. Every school district in the state will see a funding bump of $70 to $140 per student under the new K-through-12 budget the Legislature just sent to Governor Rick Snyder. Continue reading
Responsibility for turning around Michigan’s worst schools now lies directly with Gov. Rick Snyder.
A $54 billion plan to fund schools and state agencies through the next fiscal year has cleared the state Senate.
State lawmakers could rethink how much and what kind of information schools are required to report to the state.
Schools must report financial, academic, and other information. But school groups often complain the number of mandated reports diverts too much time and too many resources away from classroom instruction.
This year’s below-normal temperatures have been making it hard for many people to even step outside. Some Michigan ski resorts say the cold is also translating to fewer people hitting the slopes. Continue reading
Bitter cold weather and snow continues to cause Michigan schools to cancel days.
More schools in Michigan are enrolling their fifth graders in a state program that aims to prepare them for emergencies.
It’s called Student Tools for Emergency Planning, or STEP. It’s a curriculum that helps teachers prepare students for emergencies like tornadoes, flooding and storms. Continue reading
In Alcona County, the middle school and high school are welcoming the new year by opening food pantries for students.
The funding for the food pantries come from the Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan. Continue reading
A bill in front of Gov. Rick Snyder would require the state to find out how much it costs to educate a student in Michigan.
Gov. Rick Snyder is still interested in passing legislation to increase state intervention in schools with financial troubles.
Bestselling author James Patterson launched 2014 by pledging to support small, independent bookstores that promote children’s reading.
Now as the year comes to a close, one of his donations will be making its way to McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey. Continue reading
Bullying is something we’ve all experienced or seen in one form or another. The documentary, Bully, aired Monday on PBS. The program showcases the ugly truths of modern day bullying.
The 2011 documentary film Bully, follows the lives of 5 kids and their families over the course of a school year, as they deal with bullying. Continue reading
A Michigan school district has garnered national attention for being a leader in educational robotics.
The Grandville Robodawgs began designing, building and programming competitive robots as one high school robotics team in 1998. Continue reading
Millions of dollars are being invested into state races this year by a national alliance to elect state leaders who, in their eyes, will most effectively improve American education.
In order to address a more than seven million dollar deficit, the Saginaw School district has made some tough cuts to facilities, teachers and teachers’ pay… Continue reading
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The Democratic candidate for governor says he’d solve the impasse in Lansing over road funding if elected, and adopt policies that would result in “tens of thousands” of jobs.