Muskegon Area Matters
Charter schools could grant an enrollment preference to neighborhood children from low-income families under legislation approved Thursday by a panel in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives, according to budget documents obtained by The Washington Post.
Michigan Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, could be headed to Washington, D.C. soon for a new job with the U.S. Department of Education.
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.