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October 5, 2018
Muskegon-area schools see declining numbers on Count Day 2018

The number of students tallied during the fall count day, Wednesday, Oct. 3, will be used to calculate 90 percent of state funding for each school district, making it one of the most important school days of the year.

Muskegon-area schools see declining numbers on Count Day 2018

September 24, 2018
See Michigan school systems' losses, gains to charter, other districts

About 25 percent of Michigan public school students attended school outside their home school system in 2017-18, according to an MLive analysis of state data.

See Michigan school systems' losses, gains to charter, other districts

September 8, 2018
50 Michigan schools with lowest average SAT score in 2018

Alternative schools in Flint, Wayne, Oakland and Kent counties top the list of public high schools with the lowest average SAT scores in 2018, according to data recently released by the Michigan Department of Education.

50 Michigan schools with lowest average SAT score in 2018

September 4, 2018
Compare 2018 SAT scores among Michigan public high schools

Michigan's average total SAT score fell to 1000.1, down from 1007.6 last year, according to data released last week by the Michigan Department of Education.

Compare 2018 SAT scores among Michigan public high schools

August 30, 2018
Law to make struggling readers repeat 3rd grade looms over M-Step scores

Michigan children starting second grade this year will be the first group subject to a 2016 state law requiring students to repeat third grade if their reading performance is too low.

Law to make struggling readers repeat 3rd grade looms over M-Step scores

 

Our own Senator Goeff Hansen is now serving as the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12, School Aid, and Education. He is a key contact in Lansing regarding school funding.