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Whitmer signs two bills delaying new teacher standards

Updated 2:48 p.m., 4:43 p.m. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law on Tuesday two bills that will delay changes to the way the state evaluates...

Column: America’s schools are crumbling — what will it take...

When I was asked to support a federal lawsuit that says Detroit’s deteriorating schools were having a negative impact on students’ ability to learn,...

Labor leaders hope new West Michigan facility spurs membership

The Monday grand opening of a $15 million training facility in West Michigan for unionized tradespeople comes at a tough time for labor in...

Nessel joins fight against Trump’s coal plant, water, for-profit college rules

Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined three multi-state efforts opposing the President Donald Trump administration rules on harmful air pollution, wetland regulation and “loopholes...

Bill delaying new teacher standards moves forward

Michigan’s House Education Committee approved a bill today that would delay proposed changes to the way the state evaluates teachers for another year, cheering...

Breaking: Talbot out at MSU, university cites ‘scheduling conflicts’

Retired Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Michael Talbot is no longer assisting Michigan State University with its transition to new federal Title IX standards,...

New report shows state’s pre-K efforts failing to move the needle

More than half of the state’s 3- or 4-year-olds were not in preschool for most of the last decade, according to a new report...

MSU board says it can’t force Engler to talk with AG

The chair of Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees told the Advance this week that the university cannot compel former interim President John Engler...

Bipartisan lawmakers sponsor Whitmer scholarship, skills training programs

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appeared alongside more than a dozen representatives of business, labor, and education organizations, as well as legislators from both parties, at...

Ananich: Won’t endorse yet in Flint election, says Dems will work...

Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich is nearing a full decade of service in Michigan’s Legislature, and he doesn’t mince words while looking back: “I...

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