Some worry that the legislation is not enough to address disparities in enrollment and performance.

“When school is closed they're grasping at straws trying to find the resources to feed their families," said Kelly McEvoy, director of food programs for Oak Park-based Forgotten Harvest.

It’s been nearly eight years since the Kresge and W.K. Kellogg foundations announced their plan to support preschool children and their families.

“We recognize coming to college is an investment,” said Wayne State University President Kimberly Andrews Espy of efforts to help students afford college.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says it is now a matter of agreeing on “the details, not the big issues.”

Los estudiantes que pasaron su primer año de estudios a distancia se gradúan esta primavera. Esto es lo que un estudiante de Detroit aprendió sobre la pandemia.

Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti hopes to sustain long-term funding for literacy programs supported by the settlement money.

After hearing from victims’ parents, the board called on lawmakers to beef up emergency operation plans, and for more funding for student mental health measures.

Advocates say proposed changes to Michigan’s Great Start Readiness Program would ‘turn back the dial’ on progress.

Some districts had lower per-pupil funding at high-needs schools despite an increase in at-risk funding, according to the analysis.

The bills would make districts screen all students for dyslexia and reading difficulties. Schools would also have to use the ‘science of reading’ to intervene in literacy instruction for those students.

Superintendent says tough decisions made last year have put the district on solid financial ground.

The state superintendent said cuts to staff won’t be prevalent in all districts. But educators say the “fiscal cliff” existed in the state well before federal COVID relief funds.

Teachers at Thirkell Elementary-Middle School in Detroit have complained about the now-suspended principal at recent school board meetings.

Casi un tercio de los estudiantes de Michigan estuvieron crónicamente ausentes durante el año escolar 2022-23, una de las tasas más altas en el país.

Just months before the fall college semester, students in Detroit who need financial aid are stuck in limbo.

The national effort will also support young people who want to enter the behavioral health workforce with stipends and experience.

A survey of Michigan residents found wide support for higher salaries for beginning teachers.

Become a Chalkbeat sponsor


Find your next education job.


    Unintentional marijuana use is spiking among young children, while the district is dealing with hundreds of incidents involving weed and vape pens.

    Kelley Cusmano was selected as the state’s top outstanding teacher after a months-long process that began with 700 nominations.

    Detroit school leaders want action to keep pot edibles away from kids

    Anyone in Michigan can enroll in Degree Forward, which has hubs in Detroit and Huron County.

    Detroit students have more options for summer classes this year

    The Bookmobile seeks to increase children’s access to physical books and promote the pleasures of reading.

    Hundreds of metro Detroit educators learned earlier this month they’ll receive scholarships to visit the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta.

    Jon Wilcox, the principal at Petoskey Middle School, grows Christmas trees on his property and raises honey bees in his spare time.

    Amid a literacy crisis in Michigan, these educators want nearly every public school in the state to have a library and a certified librarian.

    The sponsor of the bill says it would create a culture of expectation that formal education must begin early.

    The board on Tuesday signaled to lawmakers that they want new laws to reform the state’s charter school system.

    Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said complaints aired in public meetings over the years illustrate the need for coaching for district leaders.

    Nikki Snyder, the board member who introduced the measures, stormed out of the meeting in frustration after her colleagues rejected them.

    Nearly a third of Michigan students were chronically absent during the 2022-23 school year, one of the highest rates in the country.

    One-time federal dollars are set to run out and a state surplus is projected to decline. Michigan public school districts will have to make difficult decisions.