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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New social studies standards b...

Jun 9, 2019 by

Michigan’s K-12 social studies standards are enormously important — they will guide student learning about history, civics, geography...

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Education chief Rice ready to ...

Jun 3, 2019 by

Kalamazoo — Michael Rice got a call four years ago encouraging him to run for state superintendent of public instruction in Michigan....

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Jeb Bush: ‘Be bold or go...

May 30, 2019 by

Mackinac Island — Jeb Bush doesn’t mince words when he describes what it takes to improve schools. “The attitude should be big...

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Editorial: New state school le...

May 15, 2019 by

Congratulations to newly appointed Michigan Superintendent Michael Rice. We wish him the best as he gets underway leading the state...

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Charter schools play vital rol...

May 13, 2019 by

Buzz Thomas and Robert T. Kimball – In 25 years, Michigan’s charter public schools community has gone from an idea to a robust...

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Skills gap proposals earn broa...

May 9, 2019 by

As presidents of the Detroit Regional Chamber and the American Federation of Teachers Michigan respectively, we don’t always agree on...

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Betsy DeVos stands firm on edu...

Apr 25, 2019 by

Even prior to the Democrats winning back the House in last year’s midterms, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has long been on the...

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Mich. social studies standards...

Apr 11, 2019 by

If you are under the impression that Socrates, Plato, Julius Caesar (or any Caesar), Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad, Alexander the...

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Help students make informed co...

Apr 8, 2019 by

Across the nation, millions of students await admissions decisions from colleges and universities while they and their families...

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Study: Michigan among worst in...

Apr 2, 2019 by

Khadijah Williams was raised in a low-income home by a single mother and attended high school in one of the most dangerous...

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You can’t throw money at...

Mar 24, 2019 by

A damning new study dispels the myth that more money is the cure for education’s failures. The report took a comprehensive look at 50...

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Test changes coming for Michig...

Mar 20, 2019 by

Changes in state testing are coming for Michigan students this spring when eighth-graders forgo the M-STEP in two subjects for a test...

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Money alone won’t lead t...

Mar 13, 2019 by

Here are some numbers Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should consider before trying to convince the Legislature to implement some of her...

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Education bureaucrats try to r...

Feb 25, 2019 by

Robert Holland – After deliberating for two years, a national commission is pushing to implement social-emotional learning...

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