k-12 education

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

The Legislature has approved budgets for the coming fiscal year. The K-through-12 schools budget was enthusiastically endorsed by Republicans and Democrats. 

WMUK

"Michigan has a problem" according to a new report from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. That problem is that student achievement has fallen behind other states. 


"THREE RIVERS, MI -- Three Rivers High School students held a sit-in Thursday morning, following an emotional five-hour school board meeting Wednesday night about the dismissal of three Three Rivers administrators." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Republicans are lambasting Democratic state Rep. Stephanie Chang's proposal to require parents who home school their children to register with a local school district and check in twice annually with medical, government or law enforcement authorities." (The Detroit News)

"The state needs a moratorium on the opening of new charters in order to provide enrollment stability for Michigan schools, must address the needs of high-poverty students and must address the needs of districts that are spiraling into financial disaster, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan told members of the Legislature this morning." (Detroit Free Press)

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