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Herbart and Hecker: Don’t gamble with school retirement funds for roads...

Some state lawmakers are proposing to dip into state retirement funds to pay for Michigan’s crumbling roads.  This dangerous idea should be rejected because it...

Milliken v. Bradley: The Michigan court case at the heart of...

Determined and deliberate, Linda Moragne in 1971 enrolled at Detroit Cody High, an overwhelmingly white school on the city’s far westside. The 14-year-old African...

Whitmer, Gilchrist again meet with Benton Harbor school officials

State officials and education leaders in Benton Harbor continue to work toward a solution for the ailing Southwest Michigan school district, although few details...

Whitmer, Republicans remain at odds over using pension bonds to fix...

As the state’s top Republicans consider a recent proposal to sell teacher pension bonds as part of their alternative to the road funding plan...
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Report: More than 15K homeless children in Michigan

According to a new report by the Lansing-based Michigan League for Public Policy, almost 16,000 children younger than 4 are homeless around the state,...

Benton Harbor rejects Whitmer’s deal to keep high school open

The Benton Harbor School Board rejected on Tuesday night an agreement that would have given the city a one-year window in which to make...

Whitmer wants to close ‘skills gap,’ but some experts call it...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been vocal about wanting to “close the damn skills gap.” The Democratic governor tends to use the line almost immediately...
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State, Benton Harbor reach tentative deal to keep high school open

A spokesperson for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer confirmed Wednesday that her office has come to a tentative agreement with Benton Harbor officials that will keep...

As Legislature rests, Whitmer and teachers press for budget certainty

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is using a legislative lull to tear into Republican lawmakers for passing budget proposals that she says are “phony solutions.”  Speaking with...

Michigan Supreme Court will hear case over private school funding

The Michigan Supreme Court will hear a case challenging public funding to the state’s non-public schools, brought by a group of public schools and...

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