Presidents and high-level officials from nine of Michigan's public universities gathered outside the House chamber on Tuesday, lobbying against a proposal that would gradually eliminate the state's personal income tax.
A new analysis of results of a national educational test shows Michigan students have continually made the least improvement nationally of scores since 2003.
House Bill 4250, introduced by State Rep. William Sowerby, D-Clinton Township, would require a school district to provide kindergarten, and that the kindergarten program school day length must be the same as other elementary grades.
Michigan does not require the teaching of black history, and it is not included, as such, in "curriculum expectations for teachers" that are currently being revised.
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Michigan would reject the Common Core State Standards, adopt Massachusetts' standards from the 2008-09 school year and give parents the right to opt their kids out of any testing if they see fit under legislation that faced mixed reviews during a legislative hearing today in Lansing.
House Republicans are pushing back against a budget proposal from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to cut and cap state funding for private and homeschooled students who enroll in non-core classes at public schools.
A week ago school leaders criticized the state's plan to close as many as 38 schools for academic failure, telling lawmakers it was creating chaos in their communities. Today, the woman who heads the state's school reform office said she's just trying to make sure kids can graduate from schools w
Cyber charter schools could see their funding cut under a budget proposal released today by Gov. Rick Snyder.
The funding cut, if approved by the Legislature, would acknowledge that cyber schools don't have the same costs as traditional schools that operate in school buildings.
At-risk students, high schools and career technical programs are big winners in the state budget proposal Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled today.