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October 8, 2019
Whitmer veto axes $35M per-pupil increase for charter schools

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used a line-item veto to strike $35 million out of the School Aid budget that was slated to go to per-pupil increases for charter schools.

Whitmer veto axes $35M per-pupil increase for charter schools

September 13, 2019
Here’s what would close, stay open if Michigan government shuts down

If lawmakers and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer don’t get a budget in place by Sept. 30 state functions like road construction, state parks and Secretary of State branches will shut down, according to a memo from the state budget office.

Here’s what would close, stay open if Michigan government shuts down

September 6, 2019
Michigan high school math requirements would be more flexible under Senate bill

High school students dreading another algebra class as they prepare for graduation would have some respite under legislation introduced in the state Senate this week.

Michigan high school math requirements would be more flexible under Senate bill

September 3, 2019
Laws to protect children riding the school bus could become more strict under new bill

Penalties could become more severe for drivers who fail to stop for a school bus displaying its stop signals under a new bill.

Laws to protect children riding the school bus could become more strict under new bill

August 22, 2019
100-plus Michigan school districts have unsettled union contracts, which could
hurt teachers’ wallets

Some teachers and other public-school employees may find themselves with smaller-than-expected paychecks this fall, an unintended consequence of Lansing’s failure to finalize a state education this summer.

100-plus Michigan school districts have unsettled union contracts, which could hurt teachers’ wallets