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Senate shifts $200M from schools for roads, environmental cleanup

Updated, 7:20 p.m. The Michigan Senate today passed legislation that would divert sales tax dollars that traditionally go to the School Aid Fund (SAF) to...

A-F education bill makes the grade in Senate

Updated, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 19 The GOP-led Michigan Senate this evening in a 21-17 vote passed House Bill 5526, a measure that would require state...
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Detroit schools’ chief: GOP lawmakers treat us like ‘3rd class citizens’

Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) general superintendent, says that the GOP plan to create a statewide school grading system has...

Some Lame Duck bills now likely dead after missing key deadline

The Michigan Legislature is on track to make the 2018 Lame Duck period the busiest in the body’s history, taking up legislation on issues...

While you were sleeping: GOP-led House narrowly passes watered-down A-F school...

After scrambling for votes all day, Republicans won a new A-F letter grade bill for public schools, but jettisoned a new education oversight commission...

Education unions rally at Capitol, Michigan House stays in session past...

As the Michigan Legislature considered a slew of Republican-sponsored education and labor bills, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Michigan and the Michigan Education...

Meekhof pushes bill requiring regular union certification

A bill targeting Michigan’s public sector unions could come up for a vote this week during the frantic year-end Lame Duck session of the...

Bill honoring Detroit educator clears Michigan Senate

A bill that would rename a portion of the John C. Lodge Freeway (M-10) in Detroit after legendary educator Violet T. Lewis last week...

Educators converging on Lansing to protest Lame Duck bills this week

Marcus Walton said he didn’t knock doors this summer and fall to elect Democrats, only to have Republicans shove through an aggressive Lame Duck...

GOP bills aimed at public sector unions moving through Legislature

Two GOP bills aimed at public sector union employees in Michigan passed out of a House committee hearing this morning.

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