Ron French

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Legislation introduced by conservative politicians concerned about how schools teach about race
School choice advocates, anticipating the veto from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, have started a petition drive to circumvent her
Michigan’s M-STEP test scores are difficult to interpret because so many students — including some of the most vulnerable in the state — didn’t take the exam.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan’s health officials have stopped short of issuing a mask mandate for schools, instead strongly recommending local districts adopt such policies on their own.
Approved $17.1 billion Michigan school funding budget sets base funding at $8,700 per student.
Michigan public school students show marked improvement compared to their peers in other states, according to national test results released Wednesday.
With the state’s read-or-flunk law beginning this year, Michigan’s efforts to help young readers appear to be falling flat.
After several years of flat or declining results, scores on Michigan’s M-STEP exam show faint signs of improvement.
Kalamazoo Superintendent Michael Rice, who has worked in education in several states and battled the Republican-led Michigan Legislature on a number of school policies, will be the next superintendent of Michigan’s public schools. By a 5-3 vote Tuesday, the State Board of Education agreed to offer the job to Rice,
Despite years of education reform, millions of dollars in targeted spending, scores on the M-STEP sank even lower this past school year in most grades and test subjects.