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Don’t crush school innov...

Dec 14, 2018 by

Ingrid Jacques – If you’ve ever wondered why Michigan can’t seem to improve its schools, just take a look at some of the...

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Detroit school board: Charter ...

Dec 12, 2018 by

The Detroit school board is asking state education officials to support letting only institutions with elected boards to authorize...

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Kids get grades; so should sch...

Nov 23, 2018 by

Michigan’s resistance to common-sense education reforms has continued to hold back progress in K-12 schools. Case in point: Lawmakers...

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Discrimination in K-12 schools...

Nov 21, 2018 by

Detroit — Kassie Ross left the Michigan School for the Deaf, seeking the educational experience other teens her age were getting at...

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A back door to quash school ch...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Michigan’s new crop of elected leaders are preparing to take over state government in January, and several of them campaigned on...

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How to be an impactful governo...

Nov 11, 2018 by

Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer has an opportunity to impact Michigan’s place in 21st-century America and become one of our...

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Beaumont psychiatric facility ...

Nov 6, 2018 by

Mental health advocates lauded plans announced Monday for a new psychiatric hospital in Dearborn, saying it will bring needed relief...

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Switching tests could harm stu...

Oct 1, 2018 by

Eileen Weiser – Michigan is numbed by a decade of declining K-12 student achievement. Even though our spending is above the...

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Michigan districts battling wi...

Sep 10, 2018 by

Michigan is battling a persistent shortage of teachers early in the school year, prompting school district leaders to scramble to...

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Invest online sales tax in the...

Sep 4, 2018 by

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. that states can collect sales taxes from out-of-state vendors,...

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Education policy harms urban s...

Aug 22, 2018 by

Earlier this year, metro Detroit’s failed bid for Amazon’s HQ2 due to a “lack of talent” is Lansing’s call to action to solve...

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Fight Detroit illiteracy in cl...

Jul 28, 2018 by

Reading is the gateway to a successful life, and it’s one of the fundamental skills children should learn in school. But many kids,...

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Federal judge dismisses suit o...

Jul 2, 2018 by

A federal judge has dismissed an unprecedented civil lawsuit filed on behalf of Detroit students fighting to establish literacy is a...

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Education budget could mean sc...

Jul 1, 2018 by

Lansing – Last fall, Melissa Wriggelsworth said she spent some of her own paycheck to purchase binders for all 18 of her students. It...

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Michigan State fights search w...

Jun 30, 2018 by

Michigan State University has filed a motion to quash a search warrant served against it by the Michigan Attorney General’s...

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Why Michigan should invest in ...

Jun 26, 2018 by

By Tom Watkins – Gov. Rick Snyder has sounded the alarm that our next governor will ultimately have to answer: “Michigan will...

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State budget makes smart inves...

Jun 25, 2018 by

Ultimately, Michigan can’t succeed without healthy schools. Building a better future for our state requires smart, sensible...

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Flint school rises above chall...

Jun 19, 2018 by

By Dylan Hernandez – Up in Flint there’s a school dispelling notions about the city. At dismissal, preppy students in uniforms...

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Closing Ladywood High School i...

Jun 3, 2018 by

Tears. Hugs. And lots of prayers. A 68-year legacy of educating young women in the Felician-Franciscan tradition came to an end...

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How to rebuild public educatio...

May 20, 2018 by

Lou Glazer – Michigan Future’s education policy recommendations are built on two core principles: First, that all children...

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