Western Michigan University’s next president says he wants to make it “an institution of choice.” Edward Montgomery says that means a university that students see as place to prepare for a career and for life.


(MPRN-Lansing) Music, speeches, prayers and a candle-lighting ceremony that included 39 Jewish survivors were part of Michigan’s official commemoration of the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide. 

Supporters and opponents of the Paw Paw "Redskins" at a school board meeting in February
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(MPRN-Undated) Many schools in Michigan have grappled with whether they should dump Native American mascots and nicknames. Plenty of things can stand in the way: history, tradition, emotion. But one Michigan tribe wants to make sure money isn’t the barrier to change. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A group of Republican state lawmakers and Catholic parents are challenging Michigan’s ban on public money for private and religious schools. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) A controversial item in the current budget is the focus of a lawsuit filed Tuesday. When the budget was approved last October, the state allocated 2.5 million dollars to reimburse private schools for state requirements like fire drills, background checks, and keeping inhalers in the buildings.