Democrats must stop measuring how much they love public education by how much taxpayers’ money they spend. We need vertically aligned public schools that hold leaders accountable for students’ academic success.
Michigan lawmakers are considering a 20-percent budget cut for full-time virtual schools. This threatens countless students who won’t thrive in traditional schools due to bullying, crippling anxiety or behavioral challenges.
What does it take to keep a Michigan teacher in the classroom? In a time of teacher shortages, Teach for America Detroit is partnering with six districts to pay teachers up to $35K in bonuses for training.
Ypsilanti is like a lot of Michigan school districts: lots of struggling young readers and not nearly enough tutors to help them catch up. Federal pandemic funds are available, but staffing levels remain a hindrance.
Downstate Michiganders looking for a piece of paradise are pricing out year-round residents in Up North tourist towns like Charlevoix and Boyne City, making it difficult for businesses and school districts to attract employees.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation partnered with Battle Creek Public Schools to cover up to 100 percent of tuition and fees for graduating seniors. The class of 2023 will be the first student cohort awarded this scholarship.
In a set of union-backed bills, Democrats would give teachers a stronger voice in the classes they teach, and would make evaluations subject to bargaining. Superintendents say the bills would put union seniority ahead of what’s best for students.
The report found current security levels at the school are appropriate and surpass those at most schools. But it also recommended some additional steps, including more consistent questions about access to weapons for students undergoing threat assessments.
Administrators stepped in just days before the school musical was to open to rein in all those dancing, pistol-waving cowboys. The district cites an ‘ongoing epidemic of gun violence.’ But a school board member fears the district will become a ‘laughingstock.’