Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A day before the new legislative session starts lawmakers, business experts and people in the education community are getting serious about changing K through 12 schools in Michigan. 

Changes To Zero Tolerance Policy Signed Into Law

Dec 22, 2016

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan’s zero-tolerance policy is getting what some are calling a “common sense” update. Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation Thursday that will amend the policy to give schools more options when it comes to discipline. 

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University’s Seita Scholars program has a new director. Ronicka Hamilton will take over the program helping students who were foster kids next month. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A Michigan man wants blind people to be able to opt out of taking the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Now, he is taking the case to the US Supreme Court. 

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Schools might get more freedom in how they discipline students in the future. Legislation that would alter Michigan’s zero-tolerance policy in schools is headed to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.