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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
May 28, 2019
State board member: Michigan should side with Detroit students in ‘right to literacy’ lawsuit
An attorney for the state has argued that Michigan should no longer be a defendant in the right to literacy lawsuit.
April 11, 2019
After years of state control and oversight, the Detroit school district is on a path toward financial independence
The Detroit school district has been under state control or oversight for much of the last two decades.
Q & A
April 9, 2019
Watch: We asked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer about schools in Michigan. Here’s what she said.
In future years, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she’d like to see a more substantial overhaul to the way Michigan schools are funded.
April 5, 2019
Gov. Whitmer wants universal pre-K by the end of her four-year term. Will there be enough teachers?
In an interview with Chalkbeat, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer laid out an ambitious timeline for offering preschool to all Michigan four-year-olds.
April 5, 2019
Here are the five people who could land Michigan’s top education job
Three Michigan superintendents, the former head of Minnesota schools, and a Georgia school turnaround specialist. Those are the five applicants for the state…
March 7, 2019
Rise & Shine: What Whitmer’s budget proposal means for Michigan preschoolers
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. BOOSTING…
March 6, 2019
What Whitmer’s budget means for preschoolers in Michigan — and Detroit
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer campaigned hard on the promise of offering preschool to every Michigan 4-year-old. Now she says it could still happen — just…
March 5, 2019
Gretchen Whitmer wants to boost school funding in Michigan. Does she have a chance?
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal to sharply increase education funding faces an uphill climb in the Republican-dominated legislature.
March 5, 2019
How will Gov. Whitmer’s education budget affect your school district in Michigan?
Gov. Whitmer wants more money for schools. Which districts would get the most?
March 4, 2019
Gretchen Whitmer has a dramatic plan to send schools more money for needier kids. What you need to know.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to increase funding for the state's neediest kids, but will the Michigan Legislature bite?
February 15, 2019
Rise & Shine: Why Michigan blocks high school students from earning more college credits
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February 14, 2019
Rise & Shine: Michigan expulsions are down. So why are advocates for students concerned?
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her first State of the State address on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest…
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February 12, 2019
Whitmer: Michigan needs ‘bold’ changes to fix schools — not just more money
Michigan’s new governor called for “bold” changes to the way schools are funded — though she’s not saying what those changes could be.
February 8, 2019
Rise & Shine: The debate over how to spend millions of new dollars for Michigan’s youngest children
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February 7, 2019
Universal pre-K for Detroit? Affordable child care? How Michigan could spend new federal funds
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan quickly identified that money as a way to pay for the universal pre-K system he envisions for Detroit but other advocates say the money should be used to help parents afford child care so they can work or go to school.
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