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Michigan education board approves long-debated social studies curriculum

The Michigan Board of Education voted Tuesday to approve a new social studies curriculum for the first time in more than 10 years after...

Benton Harbor officials tear into Whitmer in fight to save high...

Benton Harbor officials and residents are calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to back off her plan to close the Southwest Michigan city’s high school....

Rick Haglund: Below the surface, Michigan’s economy has serious flaws

Let’s start with some good news: Michigan has the 13th best economy in the country, far surpassing the performance of surrounding Great Lakes states,...

Nessel breaks with Whitmer in Detroit literacy lawsuit

Updated, 6:03 p.m. Attorney General Nessel broke ranks with the governor in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Detroit schoolchildren to ask the federal courts...

Benton Harbor residents vent to Whitmer about high school closure

During a heated town hall in Benton Harbor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed what she called a “reboot” of the city’s financially troubled high school...

Upton joins Dems to offer ‘dreamers’ path to citizenship

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) was one of seven Republicans who joined with Democrats in the U.S. House on Tuesday to...
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MSU taps Stanley as president

Michigan State University has selected Dr. Samuel L. Stanley Jr. to lead the school after a period of turmoil and intense scrutiny of how...
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Whitmer calls for state’s removal from literacy suit

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and top state education officials argued in a brief filed on Friday that they should no longer be parties to a...

New bill requires schools to post low vaccination rates on doors

After the recent measles outbreak in Michigan and across the country, state Rep. Brian Elder (D-Bay City) was talking with his wife, Susan, a...

Michigan state revenue flatlines for 2019, 2020

State fiscal agencies convened at the Capitol Friday to break down their projections for Michigan’s finances as budget negotiations continue between Democratic Gov. Gretchen...

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