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
Universal pre-K is good for kids and the economy. But it’s expensive and the state faces several hurdles, including teacher shortages and a lack of transportation options for the 4-year-olds.
A once-in-a-generation influx of money is allowing education advocates to debate reforms to a school system that has underperformed for decades.
Democratic lawmakers are moving quickly to remove the part of the state’s third grade reading law that requires students a year or more behind to repeat the grade. The bill passed out of a Senate committee Tuesday.
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.
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The board welcomed newly elected and returning members, while community members spoke out about a current name change discussion.
Extensive repairs and restoration at Southeastern High School are expected to take nearly two months
Under a proposed school funding system, districts would receive between 35% and 100% more in state funding for students from low-income homes.