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April 10, 2018
Michigan's reading, math scores flat on national assessment

Michigan's scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, given to a sample of fourth- and eighth-graders nationwide in math and reading, were largely flat in 2017, according to new data released Tuesday.

Michigan's reading, math scores flat on national assessment

April 10, 2018
West Michigan students call for congressional action on gun violence

Muskegon-area students want "common sense gun legislation" and a town hall on gun safety with their congressional representative. 

West Michigan students call for congressional action on gun violence

April 3, 2018
Results of Michigan's new school rating system released

On a scale of 0-100, where does your child's school rank?

You can find out on state's news school index system, which has been rolled out for the first time by the Michigan Department of Education and is being used to determine which schools must improve moving forward or face consequences.

Results of Michigan's new school rating system released

March 30, 2018
State pursuing 'partnership agreements' with 24 low-performing schools

The Michigan Department of Education is seeking to enter into partnership agreements with a host of low-performing schools across the state with the goal of boosting academic performance, officials announced Friday morning.

State pursuing 'partnership agreements' with 24 low-performing schools

March 22, 2018
Law enforcement, school groups ask legislature for $120M to make schools safer

Michigan schools and law enforcement groups are banding together to ask lawmakers for law changes and grant programs they say would bolster school safety in Michigan in the wake of national school shootings.

Law enforcement, school groups ask legislature for $120M to make schools safer

 

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.