Ron French


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 

Schools exempted most from reading retention law. Third graders who are Black or from low income families were more likely to be held back.

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.

More than half of Michigan residents 12 and older have received at least the first dose of the vaccine. Younger children are not yet eligible.