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 email@example.com
Former Lt. Gov. John Cherry had a message Thursday for a group of state lawmakers examining possible changes to the Michigan Merit Curriculum, a set or rigorous high school graduation requirements he helped create: Don't "dumb" it down.
Muskegon County ranks 70th statewide for child well-being
Muskegon County is one of the worst counties in the state when it comes to the overall well-being of its children, according to a study by the Michigan League for Public Policy.
State officials expect to begin signing partnership agreements later this week that would keep open - for at least another 18 months - more than 30 schools at risk of closure for dismal academic performance, state Superintendent Brian Whiston announced Wednesday.
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.