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Volkswagen clean air settlement money powers first-ever electric school buses in...

Seven Michigan school districts will receive electric school buses by next school year as part of a program to promote cleaner energy and air...

How students used social media and memes to change a University...

The University of Michigan has a long history of politically active movements, from the 1962 Port Huron Statement, the first-ever teach-in in 1965 and...

Last Michigan budget conference reports signed, full Legislature to vote next...

Republican-led conference committees advanced the remainder of the 2020 Fiscal Year budgets ahead toward likely votes next week in the full chambers, where they...

Climate Strike events planned across Michigan Friday

Multiple Michigan cities and organizations plan to join worldwide participants of the Friday Global Climate Strike in calling for action against climate change. The events...

K-12 budget goes to Whitmer amidst Democratic divide

For Democrats in the Michigan Legislature, the reaction to the 3.4% increase to the School Aid Fund budget that advanced Thursday ranged from calling...

No closer on budget deal: Whitmer hits GOP leaders for upcoming...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and GOP legislative leaders still haven't struck a budget deal, with education and infrastructure as the major sticking points, and 48,000...

What M-STEP scores showed us about Michigan’s education achievement gap

Michigan schools still face a tremendous achievement gap between white students, students of color and economically disadvantaged students, even though overall statewide test scores...

Betsy DeVos’ Wisconsin voucher school visit draws fire

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos launched a “Back to School” tour on Monday with a visit to a private voucher school in Milwaukee...
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MSU students call for more Nassar scandal transparency from leaders

Amid the ongoing controversy of the Larry Nassar scandal with the Michigan State University Board of Trustees killing an independent probe, students are calling...

6 budget conference reports advance, despite Whitmer’s objections

The first GOP-led conference committees advanced six department-level budgets on Thursday that can now move to the full House and Senate.  The conference committee hearings...

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