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June 15, 2018
6 big changes to Michigan's proposed social studies standards

Changes afoot

The Michigan Department of Education is in the process of revising its social studies standards, which cover subjects such as history, civics and geography, for K-12 education.

6 big changes to Michigan's proposed social studies standards

June 14, 2018
Proposed social studies standards eliminate climate change mention, scale back KKK references

Flip through Michigan's newly proposed social studies standards - which help shape curriculum and guide teachers in K-12 classrooms across the state - and you'll see plenty of changes.

Proposed social studies standards eliminate climate change mention, scale back KKK references

June 13, 2018
13 things you didn't know were in the state budget

The House and Senate recently approved a $56.8 billion budget that will fund the state from Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019. 

13 things you didn't know were in the state budget

June 13, 2018
State board approves timeline for state superintendent search

The State Board of Education is laying the groundwork for its search for a new state superintendent following former state superintendent Brian Whiston's death last month.

State board approves timeline for state superintendent search

June 12, 2018
State budget clarifies consequences for low-performing schools

New language in the proposed state budget makes clear what consequences Michigan's lowest performing schools will face if they don't meet requirements laid out in district-state partnership agreements.

State budget clarifies consequences for low-performing schools

 

Our own Senator Goeff Hansen is now serving as the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12, School Aid, and Education. He is a key contact in Lansing regarding school funding.