The state of Michigan is easing some financial oversight of Detroit’s public schools.
Instead of giving that sweater or a pair of socks that will probably be exchanged for something else this holiday season, you can now give the gift of education. The Michigan Education Savings Program is now offering E-Gifting, allowing grandparents, aunts, uncles, or family friends to contribute toward a child’s college education savings account, just by clicking on a link.
Lawmakers began debating whether to take a hard-line stance by holding back the state’s 36,000 third-graders who are not proficient in reading.
Michigan’s new color-coded school accountability system already could be up for an overhaul just two months after its debut.
Supporters of the legislation say a quarter of anaphylactic shock incidents in schools occur among students unaware that they have an allergy.
Hoodies and sweats are on in parts of Pontiac High School and Pontiac Middle School, because the heat is off in half of each building.
A DPS spokesman says they were prepared to lose as many as 5,000 students this year …
“This is a no-brainer … We have another relatively simple way to look out for our students.”
A new law in Michigan requires the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited in schools, but kids can opt out.
A Detroit project is among three winners of $8.25 million from the Wells Fargo Next Awards for Opportunity Finance.