Michigan Superintendents Urge Suspension Of State Exams For The 2020-21A group of superintendents from metro Detroit and surrounding counties is urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state Superintendent Michael Rice to seek the OK to suspend state-mandated academic testing during the upcoming school year.
Detroit Public Schools Superintendent: Close SchoolsIn an open letter to Michigan state leaders, Detroit Public Schools Superintendant Nikoli Vitti wrote recommendations on how Detroit Public Schools should proceed in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
Art Road Nonprofit Brings Art Class Back Into Detroit Area SchoolsCarol Hofgartner joins Lisa Germani on COMMUNITY CONNECT to talk about how Art Road has brought art class back into five schools, while serving 14,000 students over 15 years.
Saline Area Schools District Meeting Addresses Ongoing Concerns Of Racism, DiscriminationThe meeting is just one of five scheduled with the community, after a heated exchange at a previous meeting raised new concerns.
Princeton Review: 3 Michigan Schools Among Best Value CollegesPrinceton Review this month released its list of 200 best value schools. See which Michigan colleges made the list.
Barnes & Noble Teacher Award Contest: What To KnowBarnes & Noble is inviting high school students to send in a letter about a teacher who inspired them.
Whitmer Signs Bill To Help High School Dropouts Continue Their EducationThe bill which encourages school districts to identify students who have dropped out of school and enroll them in a specialized program to help finish their high school degree.
Detroit Charter School Moves Into Refurbished BuildingA public charter elementary school has moved from a church basement to a refurbished building in an eastside Detroit neighborhood.
Michigan Fights CWD With Research, Education And CollaborationWhen chronic wasting disease was first discovered in wild deer in Ingham County in 2015, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and its many partners took action to better understand the neurological disease that is always fatal to deer, moose and elk infected with it.
Michigan Inches Up In Reading On Nation's Report CardMichigan students rank roughly middle of the pack in reading on the nation's report card, inching up slightly in the latest two-year testing cycle.
Whitmer: Nearly All K-12 Districts Meeting Broadband GoalNearly all Michigan school districts are meeting minimum bandwidth target of internet access Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday.
Wayne State University: Free Tuition For Detroit Students, ResidentsWayne State University announced Wednesday its free tuition program for Detroit high school students.
Whitmer to propose $507M Increase In K-12 SpendingGov. Gretchen Whitmer will propose a $507 million increase in state K-12 classroom spending in her first budget, including a $180 boost to the minimum per-student grant and substantial funding hikes to teach Michigan's low-income.
Michigan Lawmakers May Forgive Snow Days After Frigid TempsMichigan lawmakers are considering whether to cut schools some slack after frigid temperatures and other weather caused a high number of snow days.
Road and Education Were Whitmer Top Concern In State of the State AddressGov. Gretchen Whitmer said on Tuesday, that Michigan is facing two crisis, aging infrastructure and a lagging education system.