Michigan
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
Public Education
Michigan charter school advocates prepare for anticipated Democratic cuts

(The Center Square) – Election of Democratic majorities in the Michigan House and Senate is a warning shot for the state’s public charter schools. The incoming bicameral majorities and reelected… Read More

December 5, 2022
Public Education
Michigan’s underperforming public schools require state-mandated ‘comprehensive support’

(The Center Square) – Fifty-four Michigan school districts and 112 schools will receive required state partnership intervention, according to an announcement Tuesday from the Michigan Department of Education. The department partners… Read More

November 30, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Michigan Department of Education provided educators with materials on how to create a ‘Gay Straight Alliance’ club

(Daily Caller) – The Michigan Department of Education (MDOE) promoted resources for educators on how to start a “Gay Straight Alliance” (GSA) club in their schools, according to training materials. Read More

November 29, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Democratic majorities in Lansing will target public charter schools

(The Center Square) – Michigan Democrats and public school advocacy groups plan to regulate public charter schools among repealing the state’s third-grade reading law and other education changes. Michigan Democrats… Read More

November 29, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Grand Rapids Public Schools’ COVID spending includes D.C. field trips, equity consulting

(The Center Square) – Grand Rapids Public Schools received more than $100 million of COVID relief to help 14,000 kids recover from pandemic learning loss. The recovery spending ranged from… Read More

November 28, 2022
Public Education
Michigan Dems want to repeal third grade reading law, reform or repeal standardized testing

(The Center Square) – Democrats seized a political trifecta in Lansing for the first time in 40 years, and now two legislators are suggesting changing the state’s education policies. Sen. Read More

November 14, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Stephen Colbert said Tudor Dixon ‘made up’ story of dad who found explicit book at school. Dad says, ‘Just Google it’

The story of what one dad found in his son’s school is so shocking, late-night host Stephen Colbert said the political candidate who told it made it up. Read More

November 8, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Michigan ranks poorly in public school open-enrollment study

(The Center Square) – Michigan has some catching up to do with other states when it comes to providing open enrollment opportunities for the state’s public-school students. The Reason Foundation’s … Read More

November 7, 2022
Public Education
Federal court to Ann Arbor Public Schools: stop gagging student speech on Proposal 3

(The Center Square) – A federal court has ordered Ann Arbor Public Schools to stop gagging conservative students’ political speech about Proposal 3. The court order follows Skyline High… Read More

November 7, 2022
Public Education
Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s pandemic school-closure claim heavily scrutinized

(The Center Square) – The negative repercussions of the Michigan school closures include national test scores so low as to prompt state leaders to distance themselves from mandating extended in-person school… Read More

October 28, 2022
Public Education
Michigan governor candidates Whitmer, Dixon spar over education, abortion, and more in debate

(The Center Square) – Education, abortion, energy and infrastructure were debated by Michigan gubernatorial candidates Tuesday night in the second of two debates with only a fortnight remaining before Election… Read More

October 26, 2022
Legislation
Michigan voters to decide between gubernatorial candidates taking opposing views on school choice

Both candidates for Michigan governor have been highly vocal on education – but their views on school choice could hardly be any more different.  Democratic incumbent Gretchen… Read More

October 24, 2022
Public Education
‘Parents are sick of it’: Michigan mom slams school board for silencing parents

(Daily Caller) – A Michigan mom blasted the Dearborn school board for recessing a meeting during a Wednesday morning appearance on Fox News, claiming they tried to silence parents after… Read More

October 13, 2022
Culture
Fired physician assistant sues Michigan Health claiming termination over religious beliefs about gender

(The Center Square) – A physician assistant who claims she was fired after seeking a religious exemption from referring patients for transgender care and using their preferred personal pronouns has… Read More

October 13, 2022
Culture
Michigan governor, Health Department mum on $50M request, abortion

(The Center Square) – A request for $50 million in Michigan taxpayer funding of family planning services is as notable for what it does not say as what it does. Read More

October 12, 2022
Public Education
Contentious school board meeting over sexually explicit books ended by fire marshal, but was overcrowding the real reason?

A large group of parents protesting sexually explicit books in the district’s libraries prompted the fire marshal to suspend a Michigan school board meeting Monday. But was overcrowding the… Read More

October 11, 2022