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.
In a conservative Michigan county, residents debate the availability of books some residents considered pornography, but which drew strong support from the library board and its attorney on First Amendment grounds.
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.
Newly released dispatch records show multiple callers offered a description of the gunman soon after shooting. A deluge of tips about everything from suspicious trucks to loud sounds may have diverted police.
Finlandia University’s last graduating class walked across a stage and accepted their degrees Sunday. Founded in 1896, Finlandia is among scores of colleges that have closed or merged amid declining enrollment as fewer families consider college worth the cost.
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.’