Michigan House Oks $56.7B Budget With Per-Pupil Funding HikeThe Michigan House approved a $56.7 billion budget plan Tuesday that would boost spending on school security and cut funding for universities that fail to comply with proposed sexual misconduct rulesl.
Governor Snyder Calls for Upgrading Security at SchoolsMichigan would spend $20 million to upgrade security at up to 400 schools, expand a tip line that lets students report threats and require schools to incorporate behavioral health assessments into their procedures under a plan Gov. Rick Snyder outlined on Monday.
Detroit Ranked Bottom on List of Family-Friendly CitiesDETROIT — When choosing where to live, big-city attributes like vibrant bar and restaurant scenes and full concert schedules aren't the priorities for people with families. They're more interested in things that contribute to a family's quality of life and a child's development, factors that contributed to Detroit's place ranking in a new analysis.
Gun Owners Ask The Courts To Lift The Ban Open Guns in SchoolsLawyers for gun owners urged the Michigan Supreme Court on Wednesday to stop schools from banning the open carry of guns by visitors, a controversy that will test the ability of school boards to set their own safety policies.
Michigan Releases List Of State's Worst Schools; No Detroit Closures Until 2019More than half of the state's 116 lowest-performing schools are in Detroit's district.
A Look At Michigan Lawmakers' Final Weeks Before BreakThe Detroit restructuring, along with completing the next state budget, were priorities. But legislators also finalized, advanced or left until later other legislation in recent weeks.
Michigan Officials Consider Policies On LGBTQ Students — Including Restroom ChoiceA draft of the proposed guidelines states, in part: “The responsibility for determining a student’s gender identity rests with the student.
Schools Remain Open, Tensions High As Police Investigate Widespread ThreatsSeveral local schools are reassuring parents and students about their safety, in the wake of recent threats that are under investigation.