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.
A Republican-controlled education committee on Wednesday forwarded to the full House for a vote a bill that would expand the state’s authority to take the reins at low-performing schools.
Wayne State University’s president urged lawmakers not to limit the school’s state aid in retaliation for approving an eight-year contract just before the contentious right-to-work law goes into effect.
A state report says 11 of the 49 Michigan school districts with budget deficits are expect to end the budget year in the black.
Just weeks before the state’s new right-to-work law is set to take effect, the Warren Consolidated Board of Education unanimously approved an extended labor contract for its employees.
Michigan public universities and K-12 districts that consider signing unusually long new contracts before the contentious right-to-work law goes into effect March 28 may have to think twice.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will propose giving public schools, universities and community colleges two percent more overall funding in the next school year.
Swift declines in school enrollment across the Detroit area are driving school districts into debt and forcing administrators to make cuts to avoid greater financial disaster – or a state takeover.
About 97 percent of Michigan’s 96,000 teachers were rated effective or highly effective during the 2011-12 school year, including many who taught at some of the state’s worst-performing schools, according to new state data.
Another metro Detroit school district has adopted a stricter dress code so the grading curve won’t be disrupted by the latest fashions from Pink or Abercrombie and Fitch.