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March 20, 2019
Heavier weight on student test scores in teacher evaluations would be delayed under Senate bill

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.

Heavier weight on student test scores in teacher evaluations would be delayed under Senate bill

March 16, 2019
Confused by road funding? What Gov. Whitmer’s plan would and wouldn’t do

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.  

Confused by road funding? What Gov. Whitmer’s plan would and wouldn’t do

March 13, 2019
House panel OKs bill to keep snow days called during state emergencies from extending school year

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.

House panel OKs bill to keep snow days called during state emergencies from extending school year

March 4, 2019
Whitmer to propose $507M boost in K-12 spending

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.

Whitmer to propose $507M boost in K-12 spending

February 15, 2019
How Gov. Whitmer’s scholarship plan would work for Michigan high school grads

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.

How Gov. Whitmer’s scholarship plan would work for Michigan high school grads