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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a $59 billion state budget.  She issued 147 line-item vetoes to block a series of Republican-supported measures.  Kevin Lavery and Cheyna Roth discuss the School Aid budget.

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In some Michigan communities, getting a post-secondary education feels like a distant dream.  That's why more than 50 recent college graduates are working in high schools across the state to help those students reach their goal.


Yvonne Caamal Canul
Lansing School District

The head of the Lansing Public Schools is calling it a career.  Friday was the last day on the job for Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul.


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Michigan lawmakers may be moving closer to a final K-12 education budget. 


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A newly renovated performing arts school in Lansing is back open for business. 



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Many Michigan teachers are returning from the Labor Day weekend with some labor issues of their own. 


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Michigan’s third graders showed slight improvement in their reading scores in the 2018 school year.  However, the gains are not enough to stave off criticism of the state’s early literacy efforts.


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Thousands of Michigan schools are starting a new year under a cloud of uncertainty as they wait for state lawmakers to hammer out the final K-12 education budget. 


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Michigan’s kids are going back to class.  This fall, more than 1 million students will step through the schoolhouse door.  Some are stepping into the spotlight.


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Michigan researchers are using a $5 million federal grant to study how an early literacy law gets rolled out and its effect on students and educators.y

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New legislation in the state house would prohibit public schools from asking students about their immigration status.

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Michigan schools will finalize their budgets Monday but without knowing how much money they’ll have to work with.

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Computer science is one of the nation’s fastest growing industries.  Technology evolves quickly, and students must have the skills to navigate an increasingly digital workforce.  With that in mind, the Michigan State Board of Education is expected to approve the state’s first set of K-12 computer science standards on Tuesday.


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When President Donald Trump visits a school, it's usually for a campaign rally, not a classroom tour. At his latest State of the Union address, he mentioned education just once. On Twitter, he has used the word "education" six times while in office, compared with 500 uses of the word "border." Education, it's safe to say, is not his top priority.

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On Tuesday, several mid-Michigan school districts will ask voters to approve local bond proposals.