3rd grade reading bill makes i...

Sep 22, 2016 by

By Cheyna Roth – Third graders who fail the state’s reading test might not be able to graduate to 4th grade. That’s if Governor...

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What is the average class size...

Sep 16, 2016 by

By Michael Schramm – Pinning down the average class size in Michigan’s public schools is not an easy thing to do. For...

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When it comes to special educa...

Sep 1, 2016 by

As kids head back to school, it’s worth remembering that all kids have the right to a free education. But as we’ve pointed out...

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On the brink of its fresh star...

Aug 31, 2016 by

By Sarah Cwiek – This summer, Detroit Public Schools ceased to exist except on paper. But there is a new district that has the...

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Michigan schools get $40 milli...

Aug 13, 2016 by

Fourteen Michigan schools received a total of $40 million in the fifth and final round of federal School Improvement Grants. The...

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Judge: Government can seize ho...

Jul 21, 2016 by

A former school supplies vendor who admitted defrauding the Detroit Public Schools will see his major assets seized by the federal...

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Snyder asks MI Supreme Court’s...

Jul 15, 2016 by

Governor Rick Snyder has asked the Michigan Supreme Court to offer an opinion on whether it’s ever possible for the state to give...

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Snyder signs legislation requi...

Jun 15, 2016 by

The social studies curriculum at Michigan public schools must teach students about genocide, including the Holocaust and Armenian...

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Lawmakers show they couldnR...

Jun 12, 2016 by

By Jack Lessenberry – When a British Prime Minister sold out Czechoslovakia to the Nazis, Winston Churchill acidly said words...

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House passes Republican Detroi...

Jun 4, 2016 by

The Michigan state House narrowly passed a bill to bail out Detroit Public Schools tonight. But critics complain the plan does more...

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New DPS “innovative̶...

May 11, 2016 by

By Sarah Cwiek – The Detroit Public Schools is planning a dozen “innovative” new school programs for the fall. They include...

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Detroit teachers put up a lemo...

May 10, 2016 by

By Sarah Cwiek – With the Detroit Public Schools on the verge of financial collapse, many people want to know how things went...

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To generate lasting interest i...

May 3, 2016 by

By Keli Christopher – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is a tremendously popular buzzword these days....

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Detroit principals accused of ...

Apr 26, 2016 by

DETROIT (AP) – Many Detroit school principals accused of taking kickbacks from a contractor have struck deals with the...

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Don’t get caught with yo...

Apr 25, 2016 by

By Rina Miller & Anne Curzan – We often don’t notice dangling or misplaced modifiers in speech, but they can...

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State superintendent: Student ...

Apr 21, 2016 by

Michigan’s state superintendent has outlined his “vision” for student assessments, and it seems like students might be in for more...

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State Senate bill would repeal...

Apr 20, 2016 by

By Will Greenberg – With so many people in Michigan trying to solve the puzzle of the struggling school system, State Sen....

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The Agony of Detroit’s Schools...

Jan 13, 2016 by

By Jack Lessenberry – Well, the governor is finally paying attention to the water scandal in Flint, and there seems to be...

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