Michigan Schools

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Michigan schools could receive an additional $18.6 million for campus security initiatives this fiscal year.

lake trout photo
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Midwest Region / flickr creative commons

Teachers looking for a way to work Michigan's animals and plants into their lessons have a new option to choose from.

Facebook page of Perry HIgh School

Police in Shiawassee County took into custody a high school student who threatened violence on Wednesday, causing Perry High School to go into lockdown.

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Michigan education officials are looking for ways to address an increase in chronic absenteeism among students.

Vaccine photo
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Vaccine waiver rates for school-age children have increased slightly in Michigan.

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A record number of school districts in Michigan are bypassing the state's 17-year ban on starting school before Labor Day and opening their doors to students in August.

Battle Of Public Schools Vs The State Continues

Jul 5, 2017
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You might have missed a controversial part of the state education budget. It would penalize public schools for spending tax dollars on lawsuits against the state.

Detroit skyline
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Agreement with state saves Detroit schools from closure. 

All gender restroom sign
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The Michigan Board of Education heard various points of view on accomodations for LGBTQ students yesterday. Current State's Kevin Lavery was there.

Behind the effort to create a new Lansing area high school

Apr 11, 2014
Flickr - Jerzy Kociatkiewicz

The idea of starting a high school under any circumstances is a daunting one, to say the least. With schools struggling all across Michigan, the economy still on the rebound, and the constant political maneuvering in education policy, the task of creating a new high school in the Lansing area seems that much more difficult.

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Across Michigan and across the country, students, teachers, and school administrators are facing greater accountability. That has put more attention on student assessments, or measuring student learning, than in the past. In about a year, Michigan students are expected to start taking a new standardized test, the "Smarter Balanced Assessment."

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High Schoolers from across the state will convene in East Lansing on Friday for the annual Michigan Poetry Out Loud Championship. At the event, students will recite famous works from memory.

Michigan business group says state gains from higher ed reinvestment

Mar 11, 2014
Flickr - Andrew Munro

After years of controversial cuts to higher education, Michigan has begun reinvesting in its colleges and universities. Last month, Governor Rick Snyder proposed a 6.1 percent spending hike for Michigan’s 15 state-funded colleges and universities. Higher education officials applauded the move, which would be contingent on universities limiting tuition increases.