Michigan is the only state in the nation that failed to meet federal special education requirements and requires intervention, according to a U.S. Department of Education evaluation.
Prospective Michigan teachers won't have to take the SAT anymore to be certified in Michigan, a move that might help attract more teachers to the profession and help districts struggling with classroom vacancies.
Few could dispute the importance of literacy. But children have no fundamental right to learn to read and write, according to a federal judge whose ruling in a closely watched lawsuit Friday left some disheartened and others raising questions.
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.