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October 21, 2017

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.

Michigan Dems pushing bills to address 'literacy crisis'

October 18, 2017

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.

Educators push for bills to ease substitute teacher shortage

October 17, 2017

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.

Charter schools would get a cut of countywide funding under Senate bill

October 12, 2017

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.

Enrollment climbing in Michigan's CTE programs, but completion rates remain low

October 12, 2017

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."

Republican lawmaker pushing to eliminate 'irrelevant' State Board 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.