High school students will now be able to use their internship and work experience toward graduation credits under legislation signed today by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.
New language in the proposed state budget makes clear what consequences Michigan's lowest performing schools will face if they don't meet requirements laid out in district-state partnership agreements.
Prospective teachers would have to jump through fewer hoops to earn their state certification under legislation approved by a committee in the state House.
Inside Michigan's schools, there's a divide. Half the public school students in the state are considered economically disadvantaged.
Across the state, many low-performing schools struggle to recruit and retain teachers. At the same time, Michigan's teacher preparation programs have seen steep enrollment declines, according to federal data, leaving fewer teachers in the pipeline to fill vacancies.
A state judge says Michigan's plans to distribute $5 million in public funding over two years to private schools to cover the cost of mandates violates the state constitution.
The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved an $18.6 million supplemental spending bill geared toward school safety initiatives.
Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled his plan for a new school safety initiative today that he says will ensure students can focus on learning rather than being worried about violence.