Charter school veto an attack ...

Nov 4, 2019 by

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent decision to use her line-item veto to nix a $240-per-pupil funding increase for Michigan’s public...

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Opinion: Student success is mo...

Oct 29, 2019 by

Sabrina Claude – The significance of standardized testing is not new to educators in the state of Michigan. When I began...

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Warren’s costly school p...

Oct 24, 2019 by

Warren’s costly and politically-charged education blueprint has the potential to harm families by limiting choices they value....

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Could Norway’s mental health f...

Oct 10, 2019 by

Advocates say Norway shows how America and its states could better balance government spending between criminal justice and mental...

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In budget debacle, Whitmer pro...

Oct 7, 2019 by

“At this point, nothing surprises me about Whitmer. The question is how many campaign promises will she leave...

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Poor kids as pawns? A bad look...

Oct 4, 2019 by

The nearly $1 billion in cuts includes the elimination of the $240-per-pupil increase for charter school students, which totals about...

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Eliminate Betsy DeVos’ j...

Sep 23, 2019 by

Nolan Finley – From the day she was appointed, the education establishment and the rest of the left have been calling for Betsy...

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Tax the rich to pay for roads,...

Sep 11, 2019 by

Ron Bieber – Last month, I wrote to dispel the absurd claim being made by some lawmakers that Michigan does not have the...

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A novel idea: Teach kids to lo...

Sep 4, 2019 by

When Tyler Horning’s son was born nearly six years ago, he and his wife started thinking hard about where they would send him to...

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Opinion: Why my high school st...

Sep 3, 2019 by

Jeremy Adams – Most of us who grew up in the United States before the advent of smartphones and social media can remember...

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Invest in public education now

Aug 29, 2019 by

Ryan Berman  – Next week, I will join thousands of Michigan parents in sending our kids off to their first day of school. We...

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Trust teachers with school ref...

Aug 25, 2019 by

Michigan’s education system is the perfect storm with declining academic achievement, underfunded schools and a declining teacher...

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Hong Kong fights for its freed...

Aug 19, 2019 by

“What is transpiring in Hong Kong is reminiscent of that similar protest in Beijing 30 years ago.” What is transpiring in...

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Michigan should fund students ...

Jul 23, 2019 by

Just over a year ago, Launch Michigan, an “unprecedented group of business, education, labor, philanthropy, and state and...

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Benton Harbor is ground zero f...

Jul 12, 2019 by

The recent news that Benton Harbor school board and residents said they want no part of a tentative agreement that would have staved...

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Encourage innovative school le...

Jul 11, 2019 by

Republican lawmakers are reviving common-sense bills that would offer schools some welcome flexibility. The opposition — echoed from...

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Opinion: Michigan should inves...

Jul 6, 2019 by

Summertime comes with significant losses for many families struggling to find activities to combat summer learning loss in reading...

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Jacques: Funding roads drives ...

Jul 5, 2019 by

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 45-cent-a-gallon gas tax hike proposal to fix Michigan’s roads seems to be making some Republicans a little...

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Benton Harbor school board rej...

Jul 3, 2019 by

Benton Harbor — No deal, said residents and school officials. The Benton Harbor school board and residents said Tuesday they want no...

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Educators go ‘red for ed...

Jun 19, 2019 by

Lansing — Thousands of Michigan educators rallied Tuesday outside the state Capitol, wearing “red for ed” as they called on the...

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