The Michigan Education Association participated in a demonstration in Lansing in 2021. (Courtesy/Michigan Education Association via Facebook)
Teacher Unions Back Right-To-Work Repeal—Even Though It Won’t Help Them

Michigan teachers unions are backing a Democratic plan that would help labor groups in the state generate more resources for their collective bargaining efforts, even though the plan wouldn’t involve public school educators or other government employees.

Dems Start Checking Off Education Reform List for Michigan Students

The Michigan Senate took a big step toward undoing an unpopular GOP-backed rule requiring districts to flag poor readers in third grade to be held back for a year.

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State of the State: Whitmer Pushes for 1:1 Tutoring as Part of Education Plan

If Gov. Gretchen Whitmer gets her way, Michigan children could start getting one-on-one tutoring in reading before spring break.

Ex-Teachers Control Every Education Committee in Michigan Legislature

Four legislative panels that control education policy and spending are newly under the leadership of former teachers, giving them unprecedented power in the Democratic-controlled Legislature over what Michigan children learn, how they are taught, and how schools are funded.

New Michigan School Board President Optimistic About Progress Under Democratic Legislature

Democrat Pamela Pugh, the new voice of the state school board, has vowed to work closely with the Michigan Department of Education to accomplish a long list of legislative priorities—including everything from gun control to free school lunches.

Students hug at a memorial at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Dec. 1, 2021.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michigan Dems Keep Gun Control Atop School Safety Agenda in 2023

A school safety task force formed in response to the deadly 2021 Oxford High School shooting didn’t include any gun control measures in its final recommendations to the Legislature. But that doesn’t mean they’re off the table.

Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during an Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs meeting at the State Dining Room of the White House March 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The Devos-Funded Petition to Use Public Funds for Private Schools Has Been Withdrawn

A Betsy DeVos-backed proposal to help Michigan families use taxpayer funds to cover private school tuition and other education-related expenses appears finished after organizers withdrew petitions they’d submitted to the Secretary of State.