Education

Promise-Zone Bill Headed To Governor's Desk

Oct 19, 2017
Michigan Senate Chamber - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) The Michigan Legislature may create five new “Promise Zones.” Those are special cities and communities that provide free college tuition for high school graduates. 

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Some lawmakers in Lansing think the state Board of Education isn’t effective. They want to amend the state constitution to get rid of it – along with the board-appointed Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Board for Public Community and Junior Colleges. 

Lawmaker Introduces "Yes Means Yes" Legislation

Oct 11, 2017
State Capitol - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A bill in the state Legislature would change how schools teach sex education. The new curriculum would focus on “changing the culture” around sexual assault.

Michigan House - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A state Representative could be headed to the White House. 

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(MPRN-Undated) Test scores for Michigan’s students showed some improvements, but declines in crucial subjects. 

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