Muskegon Area Matters
As school teachers and administrators prepare for year-end evaluations that rely more heavily on student test scores, some Michigan lawmakers are working to revert to the previous threshold for incorporating state and local assessments into a school official’s overall grade.
Road funding is on the top of Michigan minds again as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposes raising the gas tax by $0.45 per gallon to pay for Michigan’s crumbling roads.
Michigan school districts that called class during Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s state of emergency declaration might not have to count those days against their snow day allotment under legislation that cleared its first procedural hurdle this week.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will propose a $507 million increase in state K-12 classroom spending in her first budget, including a $180 boost to the minimum per-student grant and substantial funding hikes to teach Michigan’s low-income, vocational and special education students, according to an overview of the plan obtained by The Associated Press.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in her State of the State address Tuesday proposed a series of scholarship paths for Michigan students who want to pursue everything from technical certifications to bachelor’s degrees.