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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.

Unions fight GOP effort to seize power over schools

As the frenzied-pace Lame Duck session continues, state GOP lawmakers are looking to maximize their power and influence over schools before Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is sworn in. But teacher unions are fighting back.
A meeting on third-grade reading standards

Detroit groups work to prepare kids for new 3rd grade reading...

Fewer than half of Michigan third-graders earned a proficient score or higher on the English language arts test, according to results from the 2018 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, better known as M-STEP.

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