Administrators want the legislature to restore mental health and safety funding slashed in the state school budget and to make retirement savings permanent.

Interested candidates must file for candidacy by July 23 Three positions are open, and at least one long-standing member is not seeking re-election.

The two-year deal increases pay for teachers across the board and includes several new benefits.

The cuts to mental health and safety grants will mean cuts to school resource officers, counseling, and other types of social and emotional support, education leaders said.

Union leaders say the new contract sets Detroit apart from other districts, with terms that will attract new teachers and retain existing ones.

Through history, art, culture, and conversation, students get the support that queer youth before them didn't have.

A potential state school budget plan floated by lawmakers Wednesday could mean massive cuts to mental health funding, layoffs, and other cuts.

The teachers union leader said the tentative agreement with the district is full of “big wins.”

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.

“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.”

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.

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    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.

    Students, parents, educators, and advocates have big asks for the 2024-25 School Aid Budget. They worry the state won’t be able to fund them.

    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.