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Senate opts not to vote on school pension reform bill

"The Michigan Legislature recessed for a month without passing a controversial school employee pension reform bill ..." more

Governor backs $4 million teacher evaluation pilot program

"Gov. Rick Snyder said he supports a year-long pilot program to study teacher evaluation processes in 12 school districts statewide, but wants to cap the cost at $4 million ..." more

Detroit teachers union threatens lawsuit over hiring practices

"The Detroit Federation of Teachers says it might sue Detroit Public Schools over the evaluation and hiring process of teachers for the 2012-2013 school year ..." more

Unemployment fraud uncovered at Detroit Public Schools

"More than 30 current and former Detroit Public Schools employees have been identified in an alleged unemployment fraud scheme ..." more

Zeeland superintendent suspended for plagiarism

"Zeeland Public Schools Superintendent Dave Barry has been suspended for two weeks without pay after admitting to plagiarism ..." more

Muskegon Heights could become charter district

"A change in state law could help the financially troubled Muskegon Heights Public Schools “charterize” its entire district ..." more

Governor backs $4 million teacher evaluation pilot program

"Gov. Rick Snyder said he supports a year-long pilot program to study teacher evaluation processes in 12 school districts statewide, but wants to cap the cost at $4 million ..." more

Detroit teachers union threatens lawsuit over hiring practices

"The Detroit Federation of Teachers says it might sue Detroit Public Schools over the evaluation and hiring process of teachers for the 2012-2013 school year ..." more

Unemployment fraud uncovered at Detroit Public Schools

"More than 30 current and former Detroit Public Schools employees have been identified in an alleged unemployment fraud scheme ..." more

Zeeland superintendent suspended for plagiarism

"Zeeland Public Schools Superintendent Dave Barry has been suspended for two weeks without pay after admitting to plagiarism ..." more

Muskegon Heights could become charter district

"A change in state law could help the financially troubled Muskegon Heights Public Schools “charterize” its entire district ..." more

Goodrich refuses to outsource, cuts 17 teachers

"Goodrich Area Schools will lay off 17 teachers and increase class sizes after refusing to outsource noninstructional services ..." more

Bill would require teachers unions to pay for union work

"Taxpayers would no longer have to foot the bill for teachers union bosses who spend all or part of their day on union business instead of teaching ..." more

School leaders scared of competition from online charters

"Administrators of conventional school districts are worried about the competition they’ll face from online charter public schools ..." more

Senate bill would change kindergarten cutoff

"Proposed legislation that would require children be 5 years of age by Sept. 1 before entering in kindergarten would bring Michigan more in line with the rest of the country ..." more

Flexible charter public school increases test scores

"WayPoint Academy, a charter public school, increased test scores and will avoid closure after increasing the length of the school day and adding Saturday classes ..." more

Tecumseh schools spending tax dollars on tourism campaign

"Tecumseh Public Schools will spend tax dollars intended to educate students on a tourism campaign through the state’s Pure Michigan advertising program ..." more

Muskegon Heights emergency manager says no consolidation

"The new emergency manager for Muskegon Heights Public Schools said the district cannot merge with another due to its long-term overspending crisis..." more

Senate passes school employee pension reform

"Teachers and other school employees hired after Jan. 1, 2013, would begin to pay a fair share of their own retirement benefits under legislation that recently passed the Michigan Senate ..." more

State to rate school performance using colors

"The Michigan Department of Education is proposing using a color-coded system to indicate school achievement levels as part of the waiver it is requesting from the federal No Child Left Behind Act ..." more

Utica schools to save millions with private custodians

"Utica Community Schools expects to save $2.2 million a year after the board of education voted to contract with a private firm to provide custodial services ..." more

DFT: Ignore district interview procedures

"Teachers in the Detroit Public Schools who want to maintain employment there are going through interviews to keep their jobs ..." more

Gov. Snyder clarifies, vows to enforce higher cyber charter cap

"Gov. Rick Snyder and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan issued a joint press release making it clear that they will enforce a higher cap on cyber charter public schools ..." more

Ypsilanti school board approves deficit-elimination plan

"The Ypsilanti School Board approved a deficit-elimination plan the night before it was due to the Michigan Department of Education ..." more

International Academy named 5th best high school in country

"U.S. News and World Report has released its “Best High Schools” list for 2012 and International Academy placed fifth in the nation ..." more

Grand Rapids expects enrollment to decline by 400 to 600

"An increase in parental choice could mean 400 to 600 students assigned to Grand Rapids Public Schools will instead be attending a school chosen by their parents next year ..." more

Van Buren public schools raises athletic GPA requirement to 2.0

"The Van Buren Board of Education has voted to raise the minimum GPA required to participate in interscholastic sports to 2.0 ..." more

Bill raising cyber charter cap moves to senate

"A bill raising the arbitrary cap on the number of cyber charter public schools allowed in Michigan narrowly passed the state House and has cleared the state Senate ..." more

Grand Rapids charter school to focus on fine, performing arts

"Officials at Lake Superior State University are expected to authorize a new charter public school in Grand Rapids focusing on the fine and performing arts ..." more

MEA PAC is fourth biggest political fundraiser in 2012

"A recent report on money in state politics found the Michigan Education Association to be among the leading PACs for fundraising in 2012 ..." more

Former Pontiac administrator accused of spending $300K

"An Inkster school administrator has been accused of going on a “shopping spree” at district expense while working as an assistant superintendent for Pontiac Schools ..." more

Preliminary financial review for Pontiac schools

"State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan has informed Pontiac Schools it will undergo a preliminary financial review ..." more

Madison teachers threaten lawsuit over retroactive pay cuts

"Teachers in Madison District Public Schools say a 10 percent pay cut the board of education applied retroactively to the start of the school year is illegal ..." more

Flint-area teachers ‘flip’ their classrooms

"Two Flint-area teachers have flipped their classroom and are trying to help their coworkers do the same ..." more

Two Michigan schools on federal ‘Green Ribbon Schools’ list

"Two Michigan schools are among 78 nationwide named to the first-ever Green Ribbon Schools list ..." more

Flint charter public school to lose authorization

"Central Michigan University has decided not to renew Center Academy of Flint’s authorization for next year ..." more

Trenton schools now accepting schools of choice students

"The Trenton Board of Education has voted to accept applications for schools of choice students ..." more

State Supreme Court lets DPS emergency manager stay

"In a unanimous decision, the Michigan Supreme Court rejected an appeal of a lower-court decision that upheld the appointment of Roy Roberts as Detroit Public Schools emergency manager ..." more

Some Michigan teachers could receive $1,600 bonuses

"Teachers at 28 Michigan schools could be seeing bonuses worth up to $1,600 this year ..." more

Adrian teachers reject contract proposed by mediator

"Adrian teachers have rejected their latest contract offer ..." more

4,100 DPS teachers get layoff slips

"Detroit Public Schools has sent layoff notices to the district’s entire teaching staff ..." more

Fowlerville considers privatization to avoid budget deficit

"Fowlerville Community Schools expects to see its budget deficit grow to $2.6 million next year ..." more

Financial emergency declared in Muskegon Heights

"Gov. Rick Snyder has accepted the recommendation of the Muskegon Heights review team and declared the district to be in a financial emergency ..." more

Crystal Falls students to compete in robotics championship

"Three seventh grade students from Crystal Falls are headed to Anaheim, Calif., to compete in the VEX Gateway world robotics championship ..." more

Ann Arbor school to host Michigan’s first Muslim spelling bee

"Precious Sprouts School in Ann Arbor will host a regional contest for the first national Muslim spelling bee ..." more

Ypsilanti, Willow Creek discuss district consolidation

"School boards from Ypsilanti and Willow Run have both voted unanimously to hold a joint meeting to discuss a possible merger between the two districts ..." more

DPS to experiment with 10 ‘self-governing’ high schools

"Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts has announced a plan to create a hybrid system within the district with 10 high schools being converted into “self-governing” buildings ..." more

DFT: Up to 900 Detroit teachers expected to retire this summer

"Officials from the Detroit Federation of Teachers expect up to 900 teachers to retire before the beginning of next school year ..." more

Stockbridge students use underwater robot to search for remains

"Eight Stockbridge High School students and their teacher are taking their custom-built underwater robot to the Micronesian island chain of Palau to search for a B-24 bomber shot down during World War II ..." more

State approves Pontiac deficit elimination plan

"The Michigan Department of Education has approved a deficit elimination plan for Pontiac Public Schools ..." more

Next round of EduJobs funding to be dispersed next month

"Schools near Battle Creek will receive more than $637,000 next month as part of the EduJobs funding ..." more

Highland Park EM ‘fully expects’ district to be open next year

"Jack Martin, Highland Park’s emergency manager, has no plans to close the district or merge it into Detroit Public Schools anytime soon ..." more

East Detroit opens to Wayne County ‘schools of choice’ students

"The East Detroit Public Schools Board of Education has voted to accept schools of choice applications from Wayne County students ..." more

Schools can decline ‘pink slime’ beef next year

"School food service directors will soon have the option of buying beef that does not contain “pink slime,” ..." more

Flanagan receives vote of confidence, contract extension

State Superintendent of Public Instruction "Michael Flanagan has received a vote of confidence and a one-year contract extension from the State Board of Education ..." more

Teacher concessions will save Marysville $950,000

"A new teachers contract comes with $950,000 of savings next year for Marysville Public Schools ..." more

Ypsilanti public schools facing $14 million deficit

"Ypsilanti Public Schools could be facing a $14 million deficit next year due to decreasing enrollment ..." more

Mackinac Center releases study on closing underfunded MPSERS

"The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has released a new report discussing five ways to close the state’s badly underfunded public school employee pension plan ..." more

House committee considers increased number of count days

"State legislators are considering increasing the number of count days to better allocate per-pupil state aid ..." more

Gov. Snyder calls for renewed efforts to reduce truancy

"Gov. Rick Snyder has called for renewed efforts to reduce truancy ..." more

Muskegon Heights may close without emergency manager

"Officials at Muskegon Heights Public Schools told an emergency manager review team the district may have to close as early as April unless they receive an emergency manager ..." more

Bill prohibits schools from collecting union dues

"A bill that would ban school districts from collecting union dues has passed the Legislature and is on its way to Gov. Snyder, who is expected to sign it ..." more

DPS to run Highland Park’s nonteaching services

"Detroit Public Schools will operate nonteaching services in the Highland Park school district under an agreement between the districts’ emergency managers ..." more

Bad Axe hires consulting firm to boost test scores

"Bad Axe School District has hired Great Lakes Consulting to help increase student proficiency in math and reading, as well as combat teacher ineffectiveness ..." more

House bill requires board members physically attend meetings

"The state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require all public officials and school board members to be physically present to participate in public meetings ..." more

Muskegon Heights deficit plan called unrealistic

"The emergency manager review team investigating Muskegon Heights Public Schools was told the district’s deficit reduction plan, which includes a 40 percent wage cut for employees, is not realistic ..." more

DPS sees decrease in violent crime

"Detroit Public Schools reported a decrease in the number of violent crimes in district schools ..." more

Niles teachers protest contract offer

"About 100 teachers carrying signs showed up at a recent Niles Community Schools board of education meeting to protest the board’s latest contract offer ..." more

Bill to ban grad student unionization moves to Senate floor

"The Senate Government Operations Committee has approved a bill that would block the unionization of graduate student research assistants at state-funded universities ..." more

School claims township implementing ‘neo-Jim Crow’ in lawsuit

" The Michigan Islamic Academy has asked a federal district court judge to overturn a Pittsfield Township Board of Trustees decision that rejected its rezoning request ..." more

State grants emergency $4 million for Highland Park students

"Gov. Rick Snyder has signed an emergency bill that allocates $4 million dollars to the help students of Highland Park ..." more

Endowments up at Michigan colleges and universities

"A recent study by the National Association of College and University Business Officers has found that college and university endowments around Michigan saw strong growth in the previous fiscal year ..." more

Detroit to close some schools, turn others into charters

"Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts has announced plans to close 16 buildings after this school year and offer four more to charter operators ..." more

Magnet programs drive increased enrollment in Jackson

"Jackson Public Schools saw enrollment gains after February’s count day ..." more

Bill to expand cyber school choice passes house committee

"The House Education Committee has approved a bill that will raise the cap on cyber charter public schools ..." more

Kalamazoo-area schools shift to full-day kindergarten

"The four remaining Kalamazoo-area schools with half-day kindergarten programs will switch to full-day programs due to likely changes in state aid ..." more

Governor ties increased school funding to district performance

"In his annual budget proposal, Gov. Rick Snyder announced a plan to tie increases in school funding to student performance ..." more

Beaverton teachers drop MESSA for Blue Cross Blue Shield

"Teachers at Beaverton Rural Schools have dropped MESSA and adopted Blue Cross Blue Shield as their insurance provider in their new three-year contract ..." more

Comcast expands eligibility for ‘Internet Essentials’

"Comcast has announced it is expanding eligibility for “Internet Essentials,” a program that provides Internet access to the households of disadvantaged students ..." more

Portage declines to fully privatize custodial work

"The Portage School Board has decided not to privatize its first-shift custodial services ..." more

Comcast expands eligibility for ‘Internet Essentials’

"Comcast has announced it is expanding eligibility for “Internet Essentials,” a program that provides Internet access to the households of disadvantaged students ..." more

Universities extend application window for new charter schools

"Grand Valley State University is extending the application window for new charter public schools ..." more

Muskegon Heights privatizes some positions, saves $1.2 million

"Muskegon Heights will save about $1.2 million this year and next after privatizing clerical workers, custodians and bus drivers ..." more

Niles secretaries take 2.5 percent pay cut

"Secretaries in Niles Community Schools have agreed to a new contract that includes a 2.5 percent pay cut ..." more

Saline will wait for state decision on ‘Pledge’ mandate

"The Saline Board of Education will wait for the state Legislature to act before going ahead with a proposal to require students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily ..." more

Some CMU faculty suspicious about union contract vote

"Some Central Michigan University Faculty Association members are suspicious of their union’s voting process ..." more

Michigan celebrates 'School Choice Week'

"Gov. Rick Snyder joined 25 other governors in recognizing the week of January 22-28 as 'School Choice Week' ..." more

Individual districts can now ‘Race to the Top’

"The Obama administration has restructured the “Race to the Top” program and will now allow individual school districts to compete for federal money ..." more

Michigan school’s ‘flipped classrooms’ featured on CNN

"Clintondale High School Principal Greg Green was featured on CNN’s education blog ..." more

Schools funding increases tied to improvement

"Public schools won’t see their funding reduced in the next budget, but Gov. Snyder wants them to show improvement in order to get funding increases ..." more

Michigan public universities have $4.2 billion in unrestricted assets

"A review of Michigan’s public universities found their unrestricted net assets rose to $4.2 billion this year ..." more

Detroit Public Schools trying to keep Children’s Museum open

"Detroit Public Schools announced it is working on options to keep the Detroit Children’s Museum open ..." more

Saline schools considers mandating ‘Pledge of Allegiance’

"Trustee David Holden has asked the Saline Board of Education to mandate a daily recitation of the “Pledge of Allegiance" ..." more

48 districts post budget deficits, 22 larger than $1 million

"Almost 50 of Michigan’s 550 school districts posted a budget deficit for 2010-2011 ..." more

Number of charter schools to increase slowly

"A leading advocate of charter public schools does not expect to see a large increase in their numbers despite a new law that removes the cap ..." more

Financial emergency declared in Highland Park School District

"Gov. Rick Snyder has declared the Highland Park School District is in a financial emergency ..." more

Emergency manager needed for Highland Park Schools

"A financial review team has asked Gov. Snyder to appoint an emergency financial manager for Highland Park Schools ..." more

Charter public schools save state $36 million to $52 million

"Charter public schools save the state of Michigan between $36 million and $52 million annually ..." more

Michigan public universities under scrutiny

"Legislation has been introduced that could lead to the elimination of independent governing boards at 13 of Michigan’s public universities ..." more

Bill introduced to expand physical education requirements

"Rep. Maureen Stapleton, D-Detroit, has introduced a bill that would mandate physical education requirements for elementary and middle schools ..." more