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DeVos defends charter schools, axing protections for transgender students

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, making the case for increasing funding for charter schools and education choice —...

Brian Calley: Michigan’s public-private partnership with the Special Olympics means everyone...

In my first term as lieutenant governor, I led the bipartisan and bicameral Mental Health and Wellness Commission. We took a comprehensive and expansive...

Nessel joins state AGs urging DeVos to disclose student loan data

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is one of almost two dozen top state law enforcement officials from around the country who are demanding better...

State board springs new social studies standards, despite GOP cries of...

Officials from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) defended their proposed new standards for the state’s social studies curriculum on Tuesday during an occasionally...
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MSU grad student union says new contract hurts foreign students

Michigan State University’s graduate student employee union is crying foul over the university’s rejection of its latest contract re-negotiation, which it says will negatively...
A meeting on third-grade reading standards

State Board of Education narrows down superintendent search

The State Board of Education has announced the names of the five candidates who will be considered for Michigan’s state superintendent. Those five semifinalists, out...

Education officials say A-F grading system violates federal law, Chatfield disagrees

Portions of a new grading system for public schools may violate federal law, according to Michigan’s top education officials — but GOP legislative leaders...

Trump breaks with own administration, says Special Olympics will be funded

Updated, 5:33 p.m., with DeVos' statement. Following an intense outcry and two very uncomfortable Capitol Hill committee hearings this week for U.S. Education Secretary Betsy...

4 business groups endorse Whitmer’s post-high school training programs

Michigan’s leading business groups are again throwing their support behind some of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposals. In a joint statement on Thursday, the...

DeVos: ‘Let’s not use disabled children in a twisted way’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had another rough day on Capitol Hill. DeVos, a West Michigan native and former big GOP donor,...

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