Muskegon Area Matters
Michigan school districts that called class during Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s state of emergency declaration this winter wouldn’t have to make up those days this summer under legislation that passed the House Wednesday.
Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice said he is seeking the state superintendency because it is an important time for the future of education in Michigan.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she’s looking for ways to lower auto insurance costs, lower state spending on legal bills associated with the Flint water crisis and advance “creative solutions” to promote literacy.
A scheduled change to state teacher and administrator evaluation standards requiring a heavier reliance on student test results would be delayed for another school year under bills passed in the Michigan Senate Wednesday.
Proposed cuts to climate change and civil rights issues in Michigan classroom guidelines were rejected in a new draft of changes to social studies curriculum standards presented to the State Board of Education on Tuesday.