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Governor Proposes Tutoring Plan

May 27, 2022

Michigan would utilize $280 million of additional revenue to address unfinished learning under a proposal by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Named the “MI Kids Back on Track,” the tutoring plan would utilize tutoring or other forms of personalized instruction before, after, or during school to help students catch up and get on track after a tough […]

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Governor Highlights Michigan Reconnect Program

Apr 01, 2022

Due to the Michigan Reconnect Program, enrollment is growing at community colleges throughout the state. The program provides free community college tuition for those 25-years and older, within certain guidelines. Since the program’s launch in February 2021, nearly 93,000 residents have been accepted into the program. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been highlighting the success of […]

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Public School Posting Requirement Introduced

Feb 04, 2022

Legislation was introduced requiring public schools to post certain information publicly for parents to review. Introduced by Representative Annette Glenn (R-Midland), the bill requires schools to post an affirmation of the parental rights provided by state law in administration offices and board hearing rooms. The two passages that would be included in the postings would […]

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Legislation Introduced to Help Teacher Shortage

Nov 12, 2021

A retired school employee could return as a substitute teacher after two-months under legislation introduced this week. Introduced by Senator Dale Zorn (R-Ida), the bill reduces the wait time from 12 months to two months, without impacting their retirement benefits. A large portion of schools districts in Michigan are facing challenges when trying to find […]

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Senate Committee Reports Bans on Mandates

Sep 17, 2021

Schools wouldn’t be allowed to require masks or vaccines not approved by the FDA under a bill package reported by the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee this week. Currently, there are guidelines under which a child may request a waiver from a mask requirement. However, under the bills a parent could simply request their […]

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School District Released from State Oversight

Jul 23, 2021

The Muskegon Heights School District has been released from receivership under the Local Financial Stability and Choice Act and dissolved its Receivership Transition Advisory Board (RTAB). Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the district following a recommendation to terminate the receivership from the Muskegon Heights School District RTAB. Effective immediately, the school district regained local control without […]

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Governor Signs $4.4 Billion Supplemental

Jul 09, 2021

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation distributing federal funding to support schools statewide. The appropriation distributes over $4 billion from the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief. The funds will be distributed to districts based on their Title 1, Part A allocation. The funds will help meet a range of needs arising from […]

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Governor Calls for Expansion to Futures for Frontliners Program

Jun 25, 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer called on an expansion to the Futures for Frontliners scholarship program to meet increased demand. The tuition-free scholarships would expand to include frontline workers who served between November 1, 2020, and January 31, 2021. With the expansion, upwards of 22,000 additional workers would be eligible to apply, adding to the more than […]

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