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For most kids in Michigan, there’s still plenty of summer left before the school bell rings.  Public school students generally return in about five weeks.  But for at least two schools in mid-Michigan, the first day comes next week.


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A lawsuit challenging Michigan's ban on public aid for private schools is moving to federal court.

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Michigan's House passed its first school safety initiative since the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting on Tuesday, advancing the state's most sweeping campus security protocols yet.

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Governor Rick Snyder, Lansing mayor Andy Schor and others shared memories of Michigan State Superintendent Brian Whiston, who succumbed to cancer. 

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The Michigan Senate has approved $56.6 billion budget plan that would provide the biggest increase in base aid for lower-funded school districts in a dozen years while slightly trimming a main fund that covers other state spending, largely due to a projected drop in public assistance caseloads.

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

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This week, we’re starting a new reporting focus on education.. We are digging deeper into the numbers, searching for solutions and giving parents, educators and students a voice while holding leaders accountable.

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Michigan's law enforcement and education leaders called Thursday for the Legislature to spend $100 million a year to staff schools with more police and counselors in light of last month's massacre at a Florida high school.

The state of Michigan says $554 million will be released on Jan. 22 for public school employees and retirees whose pay was illegally deducted for health care.

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The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate was poised Tuesday to begin passing legislation to let people with extra training carry guns inside churches, schools and other places now off limits.

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With temperatures on forecasted to be near record highs, several schools will dismiss early on  Monday.

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The Michigan Department of Education has announced it will reduce the overall score students need to receive on an English-proficiency test after an earlier change made it more difficult for students to transition out of English learner status. 

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The East Lansing Board of Education is poised to promote Acting Superintendent Dori Leyko to the job permanently.

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Partnerships, not closures, set to begin with Michigan’s struggling schools.

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East Lansing's Acting Superintendent Dori Leyko says now that the school bond has passed, the next step is to pull together people from all the schools' neighborhoods to form committees and begin the design and implementation process of the buildings.