Muskegon Area Matters
Grassroots Parent Group Initiative
Parents from throughout the Muskegon Area are joining a new "Friends of Muskegon Area Schools" parent group that will advocate for the educational interests of children by receiving and sharing informational emails and communicating with our lawmakers. To join, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
State spending on private school students on the rise, report says
State spending for private school students to take non-core, elective courses at public schools has jumped by half over the past three years, reaching $86 million in 2015-16, a new report says.
Michigan lawmakers, educators take aim at proposed federal school funding 'mandate'
Michigan lawmakers and state education officials are pushing back on a federal proposal to change to how millions of dollars for low-income students is distributed, saying the switch would unrealistically require school districts to equally fund all their schools.
State Superintendent outlines proposed changes to how Michigan students are tested
How Michigan students are tested would change under a plan put forward this week by State Superintendent Brian Whiston, but some members of the State Board of Education are questioning the proposed move.
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.