The Michigan Legislature adjourned for the year without authorizing the expansion of a state turnaround district for failing public schools, again thwarting Gov. Rick Snyder’s push for the legislation.
Michigan’s new color-coded school accountability system already could be up for an overhaul just two months after its debut.
A new study shows Michigan is among 10 states in which charter school performance has outpaced traditional public school growth in both math and reading.
Controversial education reformer Michelle Rhee says there are hundreds of thousands of wonderful teachers in America who do “heroic” work. But that doesn’t mean ineffective teachers shouldn’t be identified and fired.
Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer and Lahser High School graduate Chad Smith says he’s a prime example of why music education is needed in public schools.
In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
Newly hired Michigan public school employees would pay more for their pensions and no longer receive state-provided health coverage in retirement under legislation now headed to Gov. Snyder’s desk.
The president of the American Federation of Teachers says anti-labor campaigns around the country threaten teachers’ well-being and the group’s “very existence as a union.”
Long-sought changes to the state public school employees’ retirement system have been delayed by weeks.
Thousands of laid-off Michigan public school teachers don’t know if they will have jobs waiting for them when classes resume this fall in their state-run districts.