Education

Harris lauds teachers as ‘superheroes’ in 2-day Wayne County campaign swing

Presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) toured three Wayne County public schools on the second day of her Michigan swing, touting her plan...
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Union: New MSU grad student contract offers raise, helps international employees

One month after criticizing Michigan State University for “negligence and apathy” during contract negotiations, the union representing its graduate school employees has announced a...
Betsy DeVos

DeVos: Media ‘use my name as clickbait’

Updated 2:49 p.m. Betsy DeVos would prefer not to be in the headlines. The U.S. Education Secretary, a West Michigan native, spoke Monday to an...

Klobuchar pledges infrastructure support during Detroit speech

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) on Friday touted her support for improving the nation’s infrastructure, support for Obamacare and criminal justice reform during her...

Whitmer speaks of socks and bridges to MSU grads

In a commencement speech for Michigan State University’s 2019 graduating class, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer repeated a popular campaign refrain to departing seniors. And she shared...

Bill forgiving snow days lands on Whitmer’s desk

Many Michigan schools moved closer on Thursday to getting relief from the state over snow days called due to the state’s days of wicked...

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 to...

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...

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