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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.

Labor leaders say they want to be prepared if Supreme Court changes its mind about dues requirements for public employees
Tutoring and preschool, not holding kids back, will help address Michigan’s literacy struggles, state superintendent tells lawmakers
During Wednesday’s State of the State address, Whitmer is expected to ask for supplemental funding for individualized instruction.
Dayna Polehanki, Matt Koleszar, Darrin Camilleri, and Regina Weiss will lead legislative panels that control education policy and education funding
The proposal doesn’t have a clear political path after Democrats won full control of the state legislature in November
Plans would go beyond task force’s recommendations, which center on mental health and building security
Chalkbeat Detroit will pay close attention to chronic absenteeism, because high rates in communities like Detroit are hurting pandemic recovery efforts
Some discover too late that their school work didn’t count toward a diploma
Advocates now have to navigate a crowded legislative agenda as Democrats take power in Lansing
Shortening teacher preparation programs will save MSU students $16,700 in tuition and get them into teaching jobs faster.
Expect no flurry of education bills as the GOP majority’s time runs out
Did Dixon say kids can’t get COVID? Are children failing reading under Whitmer’s watch? As Election Day approaches, Chalkbeat looks into the candidates’ claims about each other.
Republican candidate built a six-figure campaign war chest for Michigan school board race
More than 75% of Michigan students headed to in-state colleges and universities will be eligible
Researchers say it will take years to catch up; individualized instruction accelerates gains
Republican candidate wants more school choice, better prepared teachers, more civics lessons, and transparency in curriculum
Michigan students are largely back to maskless, in-person learning, but another set of divisive debates looms in upcoming school board elections.
The first Wednesday in October is a crucial day for school districts to maximize state funding, but this year it coincides with the holiest day of the Jewish year.