Muskegon Area Matters
Court rejects appeal on temporary freeze of $2.5M in state funds for private schools
The Michigan Court of Appeals has denied a request by the state to appeal a temporary freeze on $2.5 million included in the state budget to reimburse private schools for health and safety mandates.
House Democrats push African-American history mandate following Charlottesville violence
Following last weekend's violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Democrats in the Michigan House of Representatives are pushing for legislation requiring African-American history be taught in all public schools, saying education is key to eliminating racism.
Rigorous test poses challenges to Michigan's English language learners
Each year, students across Michigan with a limited grasp of English take a test gauging whether they are ready to transition out of programs or services designed to build their language skills.
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.