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.
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.
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.
WKAR's Reginald Hardwick talks with WKAR education reporter Kevin Lavery about our new education reporting focus.
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 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.
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.
EL's Acting Superintendent Dori Leyko discusses next steps for renovation and rebuilding of elementary schools.