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