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Don’t Look Back, Ohio

New Michigan legislation could close education opportunity gap

… parent-directed education spending accounts available to more … students. Those attending public schools could apply for funds to pay … things like tutoring, after-school activities, educational therapies … to attend either a private school or a public school that charges for out-of-district …

DeWitt Schools Imposes Extreme Facemask Mandate On Young Children

‘Pull mask down, take a bite, pull mask up, repeat’

DeWitt Public Schools sent a letter to parents signed by principals of K-5 schools, advising how their children … instructed to eat snacks at school while wearing a face mask. … mask breaks throughout the school day. This one mitigation strategy … required of unmasked children who spend 15 minutes or more during a …

Michigan’s Budget Was Strong Throughout the Pandemic

… expected a 12% loss in the state’s General and School Aid funds for the first year of the pandemic and … better than expected. Lawmakers trimmed state spending from $34.4 billion to $33.0 billion, a 3.8% decrease, … thing; lawmakers should make it a priority not to spend every dollar that comes in. It saves money for …

Invest in Children or the K-12 System?

Voters should know how much schools already spend

… report that the state’s public schools need more money to succeed. … how much the state’s public schools already take in, not to mention … the amount of dollars schools spend, and a significant number … soliciting opinions on how much schools spend, but it did ask where voters … Michigan ranked in per-pupil spending compared with other states. …

Michigan Law Denies Educational Choices to Families

Families are fighting back with a federal lawsuit

… motivation to learn. Reopened school buildings helped improve their … relationships. But students and schools still face choppy waters, … friends. And when their local schools let them down, they sacrificed … religious or other private school. Interestingly, the immediately … them even more flexibility to spend education dollars to help their …

Eight Years Later, Teachers Union President Still Complains About Pay Cut; He Makes $83,705

It’s a poor community where teachers do OK, and a little better in return for extra chores

… union for the Carman-Ainsworth school district in Genesee County, … cut, or Carman-Ainsworth Schools would’ve gone under at that … context. Burger’s claim that the school district had been on the verge … 2013, the Carman-Ainsworth school district had been undergoing … have caused the reserve fund spending, and in a district without …

Michigan’s Budget Was Strong Throughout the Pandemic

Lawmakers can afford to lower taxes

… losses to the state’s General and School Aid funds for the first year of the … expected. Lawmakers trimmed state spending from $34.4 billion to $33.0 billion, … lawmakers should make it a priority not to spend every dollar that comes in. It saves … cash. They’ve already boosted the school budget and have plenty of other cash …

School Officials Should Look to Improve Student Outcomes with Extra Stimulus Cash

The best education reforms can have noticeable effects on student achievement

… around, Michigan’s largest school district is doubling down on old spending patterns. Its approach figures … achievement. The Detroit Public Schools Community District brought … the prospect of more school spending appears to be one of the … relationship between school spending and student achievement. …

Why All Politicians Love Job Training Programs

Plenty of programs and institutions already exist

… and the federal government spends billions on this each year … universities, community colleges, school districts and intermediate school districts. Michigan has a … over $700 million in annual spending. That doesn’t include all the taxpayer support for schools and community colleges that …

Michigan Budget Continues to Grow Through Pandemic

… course, lawmakers don’t have to spend every dollar of revenue and … year — would let lawmakers spend around $900 million more. Lawmakers … already going to increase spending by more than the inflation rate through the school aid budget they passed this … the extra federal stimulus spending. It’s unlikely that state …