What does it take to keep a Michigan teacher in the classroom? In a time of teacher shortages, Teach for America Detroit is partnering with six districts to pay teachers up to $35K in bonuses for training.
Michigan Democrats look to change teacher evaluation system
Michigan teachers will no longer be evaluated based on student test scores under legislation being prepared by Democratic leaders. Critics say the current system should be tweaked, not scrapped.
Michigan State faculty worried about door locks 5 months before shooting
At a September meeting with top MSU leaders, including the police chief, at least two faculty members raised concerns about a lack of door locks in the event of a campus shooting. One speaker cited Berkey Hall specifically.
Michigan may dump its A-F school quality ranking system
Democrats move to eliminate a school quality ranking system that they claim is redundant. Supporters say the system offers parents a different lens to see how schools are performing.
Wayne State launches free tuition program to lower-income students
Wayne State University is launching a program to make tuition and fees free for students whose families earn less than $70,000 a year. It’s possible because of a new state scholarship program.
MSU shooter motive hinted at in note: ‘They made me who I am today a killer’
Michigan State Police on Friday released a redacted version of the note suspected campus shooter Anthony McRae wrote a day earlier and carried with him during the crime.
Inflation relief checks v. income tax cuts. What saves you more in Michigan?
A proposed $180 rebate for tax filers isn’t happening, but an income tax that will save people more money in the long run is looming. When will you realize savings? It depends.
‘We’re so angry.’ MSU students urge gun safety at Lansing hearing
Two weeks after a mass shooting at Michigan State University, state lawmakers began mulling gun safety measures including universal background checks, safe storage and ‘red flag’ laws.
MSU shooting: fourth victim identified, discharged from hospital
Troy Forbush of Okemos publicly identified himself as one of the five MSU students critically injured in a mass shooting on the East Lansing campus two weeks ago. He is the first of the five to be released from the hospital, according to his Facebook page.
Michigan student loan forgiveness: What to know as Supreme Court steps in
The high court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on challenges to President Biden’s loan forgiveness program, which aims to cancel up to $20,000 in college debt for individual students. Critics say Biden went beyond his executive authority.