Hundreds of families lost a cash benefit last year because their children were often absent from school. That could make attendance issues worse.
Which schools have the highest concentration of the poorest students? A new line of research could shape how schools are evaluated, staffed, and even funded.
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.
A classroom at half capacity in Detroit would have lost $74,000 in funding this year. So the provider shut it down.
Michigan’s long-term gains in the graduation rate track with substantial improvements nationwide over the last two decades.
Detroit and other districts face some tough decisions about which programs and employees they can afford to keep once federal support is gone, and they’re under pressure to map out their spending quickly.
Teachers like Gipson — experienced, committed to working with 4-year-olds, and bilingual to boot — are in short supply in Michigan preschools.
Investments are welcome news for a city working to recover from generations of disinvestment.
The Democratic governor now has a Democratic Legislature and a giant budget surplus to pursue education priorities, including individualized tutoring, universal pre-school and other progressive policies.
Early educators will be watching closely for details in Whitmer’s preschool proposal in a budget presentation next week