Muskegon Area Matters
Michigan Dems pushing bills to address 'literacy crisis'
Saying Michigan is facing a "literacy crisis," a group of Democrats in the state House of Representatives are pushing legislation that would pump more dollars into programs they say will help the state's youngest learners read better.
Educators push for bills to ease substitute teacher shortage
With schools across Michigan facing a substitute teacher shortage, lawmakers took testimony Tuesday on bills that would make it easier for retired educators to return to the classroom on a temporary basis.
Charter schools would get a cut of countywide funding under Senate bill
Within the past year, voters in two of Michigan's largest counties - Wayne and Kent - approved new countywide millages to boost school funding at a time when many districts were suffering from tight budgets and declining enrollment.
Enrollment climbing in Michigan's CTE programs, but completion rates remain low
After falling for several years, enrollment in career and technical education programs in Michigan is on the rise, climbing by nearly 5,000 students since 2015, according to state data.
Republican lawmaker pushing to eliminate 'irrelevant' State Board of Education
A key Republican in the Michigan Legislature is again pushing to eliminate the State Board of Education, saying the eight-member publicly-elected body is "irrelevant" and "mired in identity politics with little regard for academics."
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.