Tracie Mauriello

Chalkbeat Detroit and Bridge Michigan

Tracie Mauriello is the state education policy reporter for Chalkbeat Detroit and our news partner Bridge Michigan. She previously served as Washington and Harrisburg bureau chief for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and has covered education for newspapers in Connecticut and Ohio. She was a 2019-20 Knight-Wallace journalism fellow at the University of Michigan.

Districts have once again beefed up their summer programming, from credit recovery to camps focused on robotics and sports.
Lawmakers also consider subsidizing tuition for education majors who agree to stay in Michigan
The legislation is one part of a strategy to alleviate a growing teacher shortage in many districts
An increase in the number of test-takers and a decrease in schools’ leniency could lead to more retentions.
Giving high school students an early look at what it would be like to be at the front of the room — ‘warts and all’
Critics worry about technical education crowding out cultural studies
More than 60% of Michigan’s teaching workforce is over the age of 40, and the pipeline of new candidates is running low.
The measure would require districts receiving state aid to prohibit boys from competing on girls’ sports teams.
Lawmakers propose waivers on third-grade reading law, teacher evaluation formula
Group finds 20% of elementary school children don’t get enough play time
State superintendent says focus on math and reading crowded out other subjects.
Results of Michigan tests can influence college admissions, teacher evaluations, and whether third graders are promoted.
Michigan House lawmakers want schools to have health centers, lockdown kits, updated active-shooter drills, and more.
Homelessness among children: Treat the trauma and support students, rather than impose discipline, researchers say.
Supporters say the essay doesn’t measure students’ abilities and that including scores on transcripts could negatively affect admissions considerations at test-optional colleges.
The legislation would reduce the current one-year wait time and eliminate financial penalties for earning too much.
Detroit superintendent says funding is helpful but the real problem is a testing shortage.
Michigan’s strong financial position doesn’t mean the Republican-controlled Legislature is likely to go along with the Democratic governor’s election-year budget goals
Critics say it would siphon money from public schools and violate the state constitution.
Legislation introduced by conservative politicians concerned about how schools teach about race
Lawmaker proposes putting uncertified college students in classrooms to alleviate a crippling teacher shortage.
Michigan’s pupil accounting rules allow six school closures per year known as “forgiven days.” They’re most often used for snow, but with staff shortages, COVID-outbreaks, and threats of school violence, districts are draining their pool of forgiven days.
Michigan’s schools have a lot to deal with in 2022, the biggest of which is whether the pandemic will continue to affect in-person instruction.
Secretaries, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers could soon teach classes even if they don’t have a single college credit.