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
Public Education
New research unpacks Michigan’s proposed education savings account program

(reimaginED) – Michigan’s tax-credit-funded education savings account program could save state and local governments as much as $386 million a year, according to new research from the Mackinac Center… Read More

May 18, 2022
Public Education
Policy analysts: Claims of impending Michigan teacher shortage overstated

(The Center Square) – Amid calls from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to remedy a perceived teacher shortage in Michigan, some of the leading policy analysts in the state claim the governor’s… Read More

May 17, 2022
Public Education
CRT protest planned over Jackson County Public Schools

(The Center Square) – A group called “Save Our Schools” is hosting a news conference at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the Commonwealth Commerce Center in Jackson, Michigan. Read More

May 4, 2022
Public Education
Minneapolis students face longer days, stuck in school through June 24 after long union strike

(The Center Square) – More than 29,000 Minneapolis kids can return to school Tuesday after striking teachers have canceled school for the 15th day. Members of the Minneapolis Federation of… Read More

March 29, 2022
Public Education
Michigan parents demand resignation of school board and administrators

(The Center Square) – A group of parents in Rochester, Mich., are demanding a dramatic change in school leadership. Parents expressed their anger at Rochester Community Public Schools administrators and… Read More

March 23, 2022
Public Education
Rochester parent sues school district for thwarting FOIA requests

(The Center Square) – Rochester Community School District in Michigan has received an “incomplete” grade for its response to a Freedom of Information Act request from a parent seeking curriculum… Read More

March 16, 2022
Public Education
Teachers union strike in Minneapolis enters second week as potential ‘make up days’ accumulate

Hundreds of Minneapolis teachers union members are on strike for a second week, demanding better wages, reduced class sizes and mental health support. And teachers are threatening to… Read More

March 16, 2022
Michigan advocates seek constitutional remedy for governor’s veto on education choice bills

(reimaginED) – Two vetoed bills that would empower education-minded families for the first time in Michigan’s history are getting another chance to become law, thanks to a provision in the… Read More

March 15, 2022
Legislation, Public Education
After backlash, Michigan Democratic Party deletes Facebook post that criticized parents, went against Mich. law

On Saturday the Michigan Democratic Party posted on its official Facebook page, criticizing parents who want a say in the education of their children. After the post went… Read More

January 21, 2022