Public Education
Legislators weigh in on Whitmer’s proposed online charter school cuts

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed 2024 budget cuts for online public charter schools are receiving some pushback from school choice advocates and legislators. On Friday,… Read More

March 3, 2023
Public Education
Gov. Whitmer’s budget ‘unfairly’ targets Michigan’s online charter schools, critics say

(The Center Square) – Michigan’s online charter public schools have a 20% decrease in spending in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2023-24 budget proposal. The second-term Democrat’s fiscal plan unveiled Wednesday includes… Read More

February 10, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Advocacy group takes aim at ‘rogue’ LGBT sex ed indoctrination in schools

A educational nonprofit in Michigan is supplying school opt-out forms for parents to remove their kids from ideological sexual education instruction and related activities. The Great Schools Initiative… Read More

February 7, 2023
Public Education
Michigan bill aims to ease substitute teaching requirements

(The Center Square) – A bill introduced in Lansing aims to make it easier for Michigan schools to hire substitute teachers. Rep. Brad Paquette, R-Niles, introduced House Bill 4038, which… Read More

February 7, 2023
Public Education
Ex-teacher charged with allegedly blindfolding, sexually assaulting kids during vision test

(Daily Caller) – A former Michigan teacher was charged on Wednesday for allegedly blindfolding and sexually assaulting students during vision tests, according to county prosecutors. James Adam Baird, a former… Read More

February 6, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Lansing parent wins school curriculum challenge

(The Sentinel) – Kirsten Workman, the Lansing mom who withdrew her 12th-grade daughter from an English Composition class over content she found objectionable and mounted a curriculum challenge to the… Read More

January 26, 2023
Public Education
Teachers unions have collectively bargained woke policies into the classroom, report shows

(Daily Caller) – Teachers unions used collective bargaining negotiations to push discrimination and anti-racism efforts, according to a report by the Defense of Freedom Institute (DFI). Across the county, teachers … Read More

January 20, 2023
Courts, Public Education
U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in Sturgis Schools discrimination suit

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard testimony related to Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools. At issue is whether the immigrant family of a deaf former… Read More

January 19, 2023
Bus driver bit middle schooler in attack, alleges lawsuit

A Michigan family filed a lawsuit in response to a physical altercation between a female bus driver and their daughter in October. The girl, a 7th-grader at Carver… Read More

January 12, 2023
Detroit charter schools college enrollment numbers show school choice works

(The Center Square) – As Michigan Democrats holding a political trifecta aim to regulate charter schools, data from the graduating class of 2021 show that the top eight open-enrollment high… Read More

January 11, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Mask mandates make comeback in some public schools amid push back from MDs, parents

Experts and parents are questioning school districts which are imposing mask mandates over seasonal increases in viruses. Districts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, New Jersey and Massachusetts are among those… Read More

January 10, 2023
Courts, Public Education
Michigan family sues school district after it expelled son for 180 days over allegedly misunderstood ‘threat’

A Michigan school district is facing a lawsuit from the family of a student who says he was kicked out of school after being falsely reported for making a… Read More

January 10, 2023
Michigan Court of Appeals sets precedent for school liability in cases of “student-on-student harassment”

A Michigan appellate court ruled in favor of a school district in a sexual harassment case involving two students, but it also held that schools could be held accountable… Read More

December 30, 2022
Public Education
Schools are open, but students are still missing class as chronic absenteeism soars

(Daily Caller) – Though schools are open and are no longer relying on remote learning, many students are still chronically absent from class, according to The Wall Street Journal. In… Read More

December 29, 2022
Public Education
Michigan court’s shielding of teachers from public record requests raises ‘transparency’ concerns, experts say

(Daily Caller) – A recent Michigan court ruling, which found that public school teachers are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), raises red flags for “transparency” in schools,… Read More

December 28, 2022
Christian Schools, Courts
Parents, Catholic school sue Michigan officials over ‘gender identity’ law

(Daily Caller) – The Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (SHJP) Catholic school filed a lawsuit Thursday against Michigan state officials after the state’s civil rights laws were changed to include… Read More

December 27, 2022
Public Education
Mom to appeal ruling after denied access to class materials

(The Center Square) – Carol Beth Litkouhi isn’t done. Unhappy with the board of the Rochester Community Schools in Michigan, she won election to a six-year seat with them in… Read More

December 20, 2022
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Dec. 12-16)

New Jersey Christian school fills shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child – Students and staff at Atlantic Christian School in the Egg Harbor Township of New Jersey filled 69 shoeboxes with… Read More

December 16, 2022
Public Education
Michigan taxpayers on the hook after governor signs $575M bill aimed at teacher shortage

(The Center Square) – Michigan taxpayers are on the hook for another $575 million after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new programs on Tuesday aimed at boosting the number of teachers… Read More

December 14, 2022
Public Education
Michigan third-graders held back double year-over-year

(The Center Square) – Only one out of 10 third-grade students deemed eligible for grade retention were held back last year, according to research released Tuesday by the Michigan State… Read More

December 7, 2022