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April 18, 2019
House votes to forgive school snow days called during state emergencies

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.

House votes to forgive school snow days called during state emergencies

April 11, 2019
Michigan education at ‘crossroads,’ Kalamazoo superintendent says in pursuit of state position

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.

Michigan education at ‘crossroads,’ Kalamazoo superintendent says in pursuit of state position

April 10, 2019
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talks water crisis, education, auto insurance at Flint roundtable

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.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talks water crisis, education, auto insurance at Flint roundtable

April 10, 2019
Michigan Senate votes to delay changes to teacher evaluation standards

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.

Michigan Senate votes to delay changes to teacher evaluation standards

April 9, 2019
Cuts to climate change, civil rights rejected in new draft of Michigan education guidelines

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.

Cuts to climate change, civil rights rejected in new draft of Michigan education guidelines