Before The Bell Rings Tomorrow, Check Out These School Friendly AppsVerizon Wireless spokesperson Steve Van Dinter offers his thoughts on four apps that can positively impact the upcoming school year for students, parents and teachers.
Snyder Panel Calls For Free Preschool, Community CollegeThe panel also recommends abolishing grade levels and instead advancing students only once they master content.
School Budget: More For At-Risk, Less For Cyber/Private StudentsGov. Rick Snyder is proposing a shift so much more state money is spent on academically at-risk students and less goes toward educating private students and those attending online charter schools.
Should Michigan Require Full-Day Kindergarten? Lawmaker Introduces BillNo more AM and PM groups. If one Michigan lawmaker gets his way, kindergartners would be in school all day long.
Michigan Says 38 Underperforming Public Schools Could CloseState officials next will determine whether a closure would be an "unreasonable hardship" for children with no better schools to attend. Lawsuits challenging any closures also are likely.
Livonia Public School Board Votes To Close 2 Elementary SchoolsIn a 5-2 vote, the Livonia Public School Board voted to close two elementary schools.
MSU Hopes To Retain Engineering Students With $1M GrantMSU says dozens of students could receive $8,000 a year in tuition and support services for two years, thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Third-Grade Reading, Retention Bill Now Law: What Parents Need To KnowAdvocates of the measure said the goal isn't to keep kids back a grade, noting that mandatory retention is necessary so that students don't fall further behind.
School Districts Across Michigan Gear Up For Fall Count DayWednesday is the first Count Day of the school year, with 90 percent of state funding at stake based on how many students attend classes.
Michigan AG: Weak Schools May Be Shut In Coming Year“The law is clear: Michigan parents and their children do not have to be stuck indefinitely in a failing school..."
Michigan Lawmakers Reach Deal On Third-Grade Reading, Retention BillThe bill was held up in a fight over making students repeat the grade if they are too far behind.
Statewide Survey Shows Michigan Teachers Are 'Demoralized' And 'Exhausted'The survey results provide a chilling picture of the state of education in Michigan, revealing low morale, exhaustion from needless testing and high job insecurity.