Some Michigan schools keep mum on COVID relief spending

(The Center Square) – Theoretically, taxpayers should be able to see how Michigan schools are spending $5.7 billion of taxpayer money to recover from COVID-19-related learning loss. Read More

September 20, 2022
Public Education
Michigan schools use one-time COVID relief for pay increases, increasing long-term taxpayer burden

(The Center Square) – Many Michigan schools are spending one-time federal COVID relief dollars on pay hikes that will increase the long-term taxpayer cost of education, according to more than… Read More

September 12, 2022
Christian group sues AG Nessel over civil rights interpretation

(The Center Square) – A Christian health care group says that Michigan’s recently reinterpreted civil rights law relating to sexual orientation and gender identity violates its constitutional right to religion. Read More

September 2, 2022
Public Education
Michigan’s K-12 education enrollment fell 25% between 2002 and 2020

(The Center Square) – Michigan’s K-12 education spending, per pupil and adjusted for inflation, increased by 10% between 2002 and 2020 because the state lost 25% of enrolled students, according… Read More

August 29, 2022
Public Education
Michigan schools, colleges have only spent 44% of federal COVID aid

(The Center Square) – More than two years after the COVID-19 pandemic began, Michigan K-12 schools and higher education institutions have only spent 44% of $7.92 billion of federal… Read More

August 17, 2022
School choice initiative clears signature hurdle for November ballot in Michigan

(The Center Square) – Let MI Kids Learn filed more than 520,000 signatures with the Michigan Bureau of Elections to put an education choice initiative on this November’s general… Read More

August 11, 2022
Charter schools in Ohio and Michigan sue Biden administration

(The Center Square) – A group of Ohio and Michigan charter schools sued the Biden administration today, claiming a new rule that requires charter schools to prove public schools are… Read More

August 9, 2022
Public Education
How Niles Community Schools spent $4 million in COVID funds

(The Center Square) – Michigan’s more than 800 school districts received about $6 billion of federal taxpayer money to recover from COVID. However, some digging revealed some of the largest… Read More

August 3, 2022
Michigan governor set to veto abortion-alternatives in 2023 state budget

(The Center Square) – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signaled her intention to exercise a line-item veto of more than $21 million in Republican-proposed abortion alternatives when she signs… Read More

July 20, 2022
Michigan Democratic governor creates a ‘Parents’ Council’ which critics call ‘poll tested stunt’

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Friday to establish the Michigan Parents’ Council. The council’s responsibility is to meet with parents throughout the state,… Read More

July 18, 2022
Public Education
Education spending claims major percentage of Michigan’s 2023 budget

(The Center Square) – The fiscal year 2023 budget agreed upon by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-majority Legislature boasts some of the largest increases in education spending in Michigan… Read More

July 7, 2022
Public Education
Michigan’s $77B budget lacks tax relief but bails out pensions, offers record funding for schools

(The Center Square) – The GOP-led Michigan Legislature approved a $77 billion budget for fiscal year 2023, striking a deal with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that left $7 billion of… Read More

July 1, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation
Experts say new SCOTUS ruling may reverberate in Michigan education system

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Supreme Court’s Carson v. Makin ruling, announced Tuesday, may crack the door open more widely for Michigan families seeking tuition assistance for… Read More

June 22, 2022
Culture, Public Education
Michigan middle school hides student’s “gender transition” from parents

A Michigan middle school kept a student’s “gender transition” from parents, citing “obligations” under Title IX. The revelation comes from an email obtained and reported by Fox… Read More

June 17, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
Michigan education department issues resolution against school choice ballot initiative

(The Center Square) – A proposed ballot initiative to allow tax credits for families seeking to send their children to private schools in Michigan sparked a rebuke in the form… Read More

June 16, 2022
Health department removes link to sex guide that cited Planned Parenthood

(The Center Square) – A Michigan county’s department of public health pulled a controversial family guide from its website. The guide, which instructs parents on how to talk to their… Read More

June 14, 2022
Public Education
Gov. Whitmer to sign $14 million school safety bill

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to sign a bill Friday, which would distribute $14 million to all Michigan schools to fund critical incident planning in case… Read More

June 13, 2022
Public Education
Michigan lawmakers OK bill requiring high schoolers take personal finance class

(The Center Square) – The Michigan Legislature approved a bill that aims to require high schoolers take a personal finance course before graduation. The House approved House… Read More

June 10, 2022
Public Education
Milwaukee school counselor under state investigation for opposition to transgender ideology

(The Center Square) – An elementary school counselor from Milwaukee is refusing to resign or change her mind about gender identity, even after the state opened an investigation that could… Read More

May 26, 2022
Public Education
Gov. Whitmer wants $280 million to recover learning loss in Michigan

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to spend $280 million of the state’s projected $3 billion surplus on learning loss recovery. The spending aims to recover learning loss… Read More

May 24, 2022