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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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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