(MPRN-Detroit) Gov. Rick Snyder is adding his voice to those calling for an end to teacher “sickout” protests in the state’s largest school district. 

"LANSING — The Michigan Supreme Court has sent back to the Court of Appeals a pension case affecting the possible repayment to Michigan teachers and other school employees of a $552.7-million escrow fund held by the state." (Detroit Free Press)

Teacher training programs across Michigan have seen dramatic enrollment declines, threatening to create even more teacher shortages in hard-to-staff areas such as foreign languages, special education and early childhood programs. Statewide, enrollment in teacher prep programs declined 38% from 2008-09 to 2012-13, according to the most recent federal data available. Nationally, the drop was 30% during the same time period. (Detroit Free Press)


Democrat Kate Segal represents Battle Creek and other parts of Calhoun County in Michigan's 62nd state House district. She is in her third term. 

Ron French, Bridge Magazine

The online news service of the Center for Michigan examines how teachers are prepared for the classroom in Michigan