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Flint Schools Make Payroll Thanks To Last-Minute GrantInterim Superintendent Larry Watkins says the money was released from the state and hit the Flint School District's books on Monday.
No Vote On Expansion Of District For Bad SchoolsThe 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 Considers Grading Schools From A To FMichigan's new color-coded school accountability system already could be up for an overhaul just two months after its debut.
Study Gives Michigan Charter Schools Good MarksA new study shows Michigan is among 10 states in which charter school performance has outpaced traditional public school growth in both math and reading.
Rhee: To Fix Schools, Honor Good Teachers, Identify And Fire Bad OnesControversial 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, Mich. Native Chad Smith Lobbies For Music EducationRed 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.
Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are HungryIn 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.
State Legislature Approves Changes For TeachersNewly 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.
AFT Chief: Teachers, Public Education Under AttackThe 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."
Senate Delays Vote On Changes For TeachersLong-sought changes to the state public school employees' retirement system have been delayed by weeks.
Teachers Await Selections Of Charter OperatorsThousands 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.
Michigan House Passes Education Budget BillsRepublicans in the Michigan House approved a budget deal Thursday for state universities, community colleges and public schools, outvoting Democrats who said it didn't do enough to make up for last year's education cuts.