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Roscommon teachers leave Michigan Education Association

"Teachers at Roscommon Area Public Schools voted by a nearly 2-to-1 margin to leave the Michigan Education Association ..." more

DPS teachers awarded bonuses

"Detroit Public Schools teachers will receive a bonus as part of a court settlement with Emergency Manager Roy Roberts ..." more

Detroit high school students to try virtual learning

"Detroit-area students at high schools run by the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan will have the opportunity to take virtual courses ..." more

Chicago strike sparks discussion about teacher evaluations

"The ongoing Chicago Teachers Union strike, in part due to controversy about how teachers are evaluated ..." more

College stats in for Kalamazoo Promise’s first class

"Kalamazoo Promise officials have released the latest data showing how the Kalamazoo Public Schools’ class of 2006 is doing ..." more

Sweeping collective bargaining proposal on November ballot

"The state Supreme Court has ruled that a sweeping ballot proposal to expand public employee bargaining power will be on the November ballot ..." more

Teacher pension reform law signed

"Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law reforming school employee pension costs ..." more

Teacher pension reform law signed

"Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law reforming school employee pension costs ..." more

Highland Park student plaintiffs return to school

"Eight students who are suing the Highland Park School District for failing to teach them to read at an appropriate level are returning to school ..." more

Number of Michigan charter public schools continues to grow

"This school year, 31 new public charter schools have opened in Michigan ..." more

Some Flint students begin year without class assignments

"In the wake of merging middle and high schools, some Flint School District students were not provided class assignments ..." more

School tax rates in Kalamazoo County go up without a vote

"School taxes are set to increase in Kalamazoo County, even though residents did not vote on the matter ..." more

Oxford district’s AstroTurf could cost some their homes

"Oxford Public Schools has until Sept. 1 to come up with $300,000 to pay for its new football field turf ..." more

Whitehall saves by switching to high-deductible health plan

"The Whitehall teachers union and the Whitehall school board have agreed upon a new contract ..." more

Michigan districts start testing teacher evaluation methods

"Fourteen school districts are testing different teacher evaluation models for statewide consideration ..." more

Audit alleges Genesee district administrator misspent funds

"The Genesee Intermediate School District has fired a top-level administrator, and a state education department employee has been placed on leave ..." more

Most tax increases pass, increases for schools least popular

"About 90 percent of millages proposed statewide this summer passed ..." more

Appeals court rules against deduction for teacher health costs

"A Michigan appeals court has ruled that a 3 percent deduction from school employees put in place to help pay for health care costs is illegal ..." more

Blended learning school to open in Detroit this fall

"Cornerstone Charter Schools will open a new blended learning high school in Detroit this fall ..." more

DPS shakeups continue, split power between board and manager

"Power struggles in Detroit Public Schools continue after a judge ruled that the DPS board has power over academic issues, while the state-appointed emergency financial manager has power over the budget ..." more

Madison Heights district settles with teachers union

"... the Madison Heights Education Association and school district have reached a contract settlement that will result in more money for teachers." more

Legislature passes school pension reform

"Michigan legislators have passed school pension reform that is estimated to save taxpayers about $970 million during the next two years ..." more

Attorney General: ‘Protect Our Jobs’ should be kept off ballot

"Attorney General Bill Schuette has serious concerns about a proposed amendment that would prevent state and local government, including public schools, from passing almost any law to limit public sector union collective bargaining ..." more

Michigan Department of Education releases school grades

"The Michigan Department of Education released its revised grades of Michigan school districts ..." more

New charter public school focused on entrepreneurial education

"A new charter public school opening this fall will focus on entrepreneurship and mathematics ..." more

Is the National Education Association facing a pension crisis?

"... the National Education Association may be facing pension payout obligations of nearly $700 million." more

Dearborn district must provide transportation to better schools

"Schools with large achievement gaps are now required to set aside transportation funding to send students to schools with smaller gaps ..." more

AFT wants to end to ‘high-stakes testing,’ increase taxes

"At its annual meeting in Detroit, the American Federation of Teachers called for an end to what it calls “high-stakes testing" ..." more

Teachers unions give $1 million to 'Protect Our Jobs' initiative

"The effort to limit legislative oversight of public-sector bargaining has received large financial support from labor and teacher unions ..." more

Should U.S. math curriculum and standards be revised?

"Commentary published in The New York Times proposes taking a closer look at how math is taught in U.S. schools." more

Michigan’s teaching population aging

"Michigan teachers are staying in their jobs longer, leaving fewer jobs for new teachers ..." more

Ann Arbor district balks at written superintendent evaluation

"Though Michigan law requires school districts to conduct written evaluations of employees ..." more

Legislature fails to pass school pension reform

"The Michigan Legislature has failed to pass pension reform for the state’s public school teachers ..." more

Michigan granted NCLB waiver

"The U.S. Department of Education has granted Michigan a waiver from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind act ..." more

Detroit targets vacant buildings near schools for demolition

"State money from a mortgage settlement fund could be used to demolish abandoned buildings near public schools ..." more

MSU study: Americans support local control of school districts

"An analysis of 40 years of public surveys found that Americans support local school board control ..." more

Work group begins updating education finance laws

"A working group charged with updating the Michigan School Finance Act met last week ..." more

Charterized school system contract details posted

"The management agreement between the Muskegon Heights School Board and a charter public school operator has been made available ..." more

Muskegon ISD school board supports emergency manager’s reforms

"The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District is ready to implement the emergency manager’s reforms in Muskegon Heights, even if the state’s emergency manager law is struck down ..." more

Canada offers international school choice to Michigan students

"Canada is offering Michigan high school students the opportunity to attend five of its best schools in Windsor ..." more

DPS union president says union won’t honor new contract

"Detroit Public Schools has published its new teachers union contract ..." more

Achievement gap grows for Michigan high school students

"An analysis of statewide Michigan Merit Exam scores found that the achievement gap between black and white students has grown during the past five years in all subjects except social studies ..." more

National Education Association director criticizes Gov. Snyder

"At the National Education Association’s annual meeting, the NEA executive director criticized the governors of Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin for failing to embrace organized labor ..." more

DPS chief implements new contract

"The emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools implemented a new contract for teachers Sunday ..." more

Manchester looking for alternatives to MESSA

"Manchester Community Schools recently approved a new agreement with its teachers union to limit health insurance costs and will seek a new provider ..." more

Battle Creek could privatize busing

"Battle Creek Public Schools is seeking bids from private competitors for its transportation needs ..." more

Michigan denied NCLB waiver

"Five states were granted waivers last week from the federal No Child Left Behind act, but Michigan was not one of them ..." more

State sets new list of ‘best practices’

"Michigan public schools must compete seven of eight new “best practices” to receive an additional $52 per student ..." more

llegal teacher strike possible in Detroit

"Detroit Public Schools and the Detroit Federation of Teachers are just beginning to negotiate a new contract for the one that expires June 30 ..." more

Hudson cuts teacher pay 6 percent

"The Hudson school board has implemented a 6 percent pay reduction for teachers as contract negotiations there continue ..." more