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May 2, 2019
Snow day fight cools off in Michigan Senate, bill headed to Whitmer’s desk

Senate Democrats warmed up to forgiving schools for extra snow days taken during a state emergency after freezing the bill in an attempt to add compensation for hourly employees who lost work days.

Snow day fight cools off in Michigan Senate, bill headed to Whitmer’s desk

May 1, 2019
Gov. Whitmer signs delay on teacher evaluation change

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed into law a one-year delay on scheduled teacher evaluation change that would have based 40 percent of a teacher’s rating on student growth.

Gov. Whitmer signs delay on teacher evaluation change

May 1, 2019
House Republicans volley snow day forgiveness bill back to Senate, ask Dems to reconsider

A day after Senate Democrats unexpectedly threw up a roadblock on the bill to forgive school districts for snow days during this year’s state emergency, the House sent it back for another run.

House Republicans volley snow day forgiveness bill back to Senate, ask Dems to reconsider

April 30, 2019
Snow day forgiveness debate has Senate Republicans accusing Democrats
of holding school calendar hostage

Michigan Democrats on Tuesday unanimously voted for a bill granting automatic snow day forgiveness to school districts due to the state’s cold emergency, but then executed a procedural move to render it moot.

Snow day forgiveness debate has Senate Republicans accusing Democrats of holding school calendar hostage