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School Safety Legislation Introduced

Feb 17, 2023

A bipartisan package seeking to strengthen safety at K-12 schools and support students’ mental health was introduced in the House on Tuesday. The package resulted from months of in-depth work by the Bipartisan School Safety Task Force, which was formed in response to the Oxford High School shooting. The legislation is designed to organize a […]

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Senate Votes to Repeal Third Grade Reading Law

Feb 10, 2023

A student would no longer be held back due to an unsatisfactory reading score under legislation passed by the Senate this week. SB 12, introduced by Senator Dayna Polehanki (D-Livonia), would repeal PA 306 of 2016, the “Third Grade Reading Law,” which required a student to remain in the third grade if they were one […]

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Parents’ Council Report Released

Dec 16, 2022

Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the final report from the Michigan Parents’ Council, recommending further investments in student wellness, teacher recruitment, learning support, and more. The council conducted seven regional roundtables, a virtual statewide event, and an online parent survey to engage parent and caregiver voices. The findings included resounding consensus among parents that education policy […]

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Programs Launching to Help Future Educators

Oct 28, 2022

A program aimed at hiring more teachers in the state was announced this week. Funded through the FY23 state budget, the funding creates two programs. The first, MI Future Educator Fellowship, provides $10,000 scholarships to aspiring teachers to help lower the cost of tuition and fees and is renewable for up to three years. Students […]

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Michigan Achievement Scholarship Signed into Law

Oct 14, 2022

Legislation increasing the amount of state financial aid to high school graduates was signed into law this week by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Part of the goal of the program is to help the State reach its Sixty by 30 goal, where 60% of adults in Michigan will have a skill certificate or college degree by […]

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Personal Financial Education Bill Headed to the Governor

Jun 10, 2022

Legislation requiring students to be taught personal financial skills was passed by the legislature this week. Introduced by Representative Diana Farrington (R-Utica), the plan adds a personal financial course to the required curriculum for Michigan high school students, beginning with students entering eighth grade in 2023. The bill adds the half credit requirement, while reducing […]

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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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