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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.

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.
Video spotlights conflict between duty to inform parents and the responsibility to shield students
Researchers: School choice doesn’t help in remote areas that lack options.
Other parents say they trust librarians and teachers to determine what is appropriate for students
Results provide some of the strongest evidence yet of the academic fallout from the pandemic
Students who are Black or from low-income families scored much lower than peers on third-grade test
Students will learn the history of federally run Indian boarding schools that once tried to erase Indigenous culture
Jason Strayhorn resigned last month, citing family reasons. He faces accusations of financial mismanagement at his property management company.
Republicans view the plan as election-year pandering and are unlikely to pass it before kids go back to school.
Tips about planned school attacks rolled in after Oxford High School shooting.
Educators say TRAILS program will help students recover from pandemic-related disruptions.
Here’s where incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon stand on key education issues.
The candidates are competing in a very tight race to battle incumbent Gretchen Whitmer in November.
Whitmer signed a $19.6 billion budget that includes $1.9 billion for services for students with disabilities. It also funds mental health, school safety, and recruitment efforts.
Bills on teaching race, paying student teachers, creating dyslexia programs were awaiting action
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.