Michigan
Culture, Public Education
Teacher courses promoting critical race theory were funded by pandemic relief in Michigan

(The Center Square) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer used federal pandemic relief funds to create virtual courses for teachers about anti-racism and social justice, which encouraged teachers to engage with… Read More

March 16, 2023
Legislation
Michigan voters oppose slashing online, charter school funding

(The Center Square) – New polling data shows overwhelming public support for school choice and online charter schools among Michigan parents and voters. The National Coalition for Public School Options… Read More

March 15, 2023
Public Education
Michigan schools to launch statewide infrastructure study

(The Center Square) – A coalition of 12 Michigan intermediate school districts announced plans to launch a comprehensive statewide school infrastructure study. The review will explain to lawmakers, school administrators,… Read More

March 14, 2023
Courts, Culture
Conservative think tank awarded $77K in suit over Michigan teachers’ union’s COVID-19 loans

A Michigan-based think tank sued the state’s teachers’ union for misusing pandemic relief loans – and won. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational… Read More

March 9, 2023
Public Education
Who does Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s free school meal program benefit?

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to provide free breakfast and lunch to all Michigan’s schoolchildren despite the fact that over half of them already qualify for help. Whitmer’s… Read More

March 8, 2023
Culture
Pro-LGBT Michigan bill fails to offer religious protections

The Michigan Senate approved a bill expanding civil rights to include sexual orientation and gender identity, potentially creating “impossible-to-resolve conflicts” for churches and other religious groups. “We strongly… Read More

March 6, 2023
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
Courts
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
Legislation
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
Courts
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