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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 friendsofmuskegonareaschools@gmail.com

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February 23, 2017
Removing transgender bathroom protections sends 'terrible' message, LGBT groups say

Civil rights advocates slammed the Trump administration's decision Wednesday to rescind guidelines permitting transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity, saying the move was "callous" and doesn't "protect the rights of the LGBT community."

Removing transgender bathroom protections sends 'terrible' message, LGBT groups say

February 22, 2017
Trump administration overturns Obama-era transgender bathroom guidance

President Donald Trump's administration said Wednesday night it will roll back federal guidancedirecting schools to grant transgender students access to restrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity, saying it's an issue "best solved at the state and local level."

Trump administration overturns Obama-era transgender bathroom guidance

February 21, 2017
As state considers closing 38 Michigan schools, better options sometimes lacking

Detroit parent Felicia Banks is facing an unsettling question: If her children's school - Michigan Technical Academy - is closed because of poor academic performance, where would her kids go to get a better education?

As state considers closing 38 Michigan schools, better options sometimes lacking

 

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.