Education

State Launches New Tool For School Transparency

Jan 10, 2018
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) Michigan parents now have a new tool to vet their child’s school. The state launched the Parent Dashboard for School Transparency Tuesday. 

Michigan Supreme Court Building - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether schools can legally ban guns. The lawsuits were filed by gun rights groups.

School Employees Win Long Fought Victory Over State

Dec 21, 2017
Michigan Supreme Court Building - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A fight between school employees and the state ended Wednesday – in favor of the employees. 

Courtesy of Tom Vance

The Portage School district started in 1922 with five teachers. The first superintendent was Cleora Skinner, who was also the principal of the school. Tom Vance says the person in charge of hiring bus drivers asked them if they could work for a woman.


Courtesy of Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan

Simon Purdy says in some ways the Boy Scouts opening up more programs to girls represents progress. But Purdy who evaluates data on programs for Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan says the Girl Scouts has a lot to offer which is tailored to girls.


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