k-12 education

"Sixteen schools, including eight from Metro Detroit, improved enough academically over the past four years to be removed from a watch list of low-performing schools, state officials announced Friday." (The Detroit News)

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. 


"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)