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.
Tracie Mauriello, Chalkbeat Detroit
State of the State: Whitmer pushing for 1:1 tutoring as Michigan students struggle
Tutoring is on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s mind as she prepares for Wednesday’s State of the State address. She sees 1:1 tutoring as key to academic recovery.
These are the big Michigan education issues we’re watching in 2023
Chronic absenteeism, charter school transparency, third-grade retention and early childhood education are expected to be top issues this year as Democrats take the full levers of power in Lansing.
Democrats urged to make public Michigan charter school financial records
With Democrats controlling the legislature in January, they could get their wish for greater transparency from for-profit charter school operators. The Democratic majority on the State Board of Education supports such a move.
Seven hours without Snapchat? Michigan lawmaker proposes ban on phones during school.
Some districts restrict cellphone use. Others warn parents about the dangers of social media. And one legislator proposed banning all Michigan students from using phones during the school day.
Michigan House passes bill Democrats say would whitewash Black history
The Michigan House dove into the national debate over critical race theory on Tuesday when the GOP forced through a bill sharply restricting school lessons that promote race or gender stereotyping.
Michigan Republicans aim to restrict school discussion of systemic racism
A GOP House bill takes aim at critical race theory; the notion that the legacies of slavery and racism are baked into the nation’s laws and many of its institutions. Opponents contend such measures are an effort to prevent honest classroom discussion about race.