Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reads to a classroom to celebrate National Reading Month. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Repeal of Third Grade Reading Law Restores Parental Rights in Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed a bill to repeal a controversial state law which for years has punished Michigan students who fall behind more than one grade level in reading and writing by forcing them to repeat the third grade.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks about the new scholarship program at Wayne State University. (Courtesy/State of Michigan)
Michigan Just Cut Wayne State Students a Big Break on Their Tuition

Students at Wayne State University with families earning less than $70,000 are now entitled to tuition-free education with zero out-of-pocket costs thanks to a new state scholarship program.

Jackpot: Michigan Lottery Kicks Back $1.25 Billion to Public Schools

More than $1 billion in profits collected through the Michigan Lottery last year are now headed to the state’s School Aid Fund to provide much-needed cash for public schools.

Whitmer last month proposed a $160 million budget plan that would make Michigan the fourth state in the country to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students—which Whitmer said would save families an average of $850 annually.
It’s School Breakfast Week—And a New Plan Could Feed Students All Year Long

An education budget initiative from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer aims to offer free school breakfast and lunch to all 1.4 million public school students in Michigan. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs the Lowering MI Costs legislation into law on Tuesday, March 7. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Lawmakers Vote to Repeal Michigan’s ‘Punitive’ Third-Grade Reading Law

A long-sought-after Democratic bill to do away with Michigan’s controversial third-grade reading law cleared final passage in the state House on Tuesday, moving the legislation to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk for her likely signature.

College students have never had a roadmap for navigating sexual assault — until now

The Campus Accountability Map & Tool compiles sexual assault data, support resources, reporting protocols and investigation procedures for more than 750 U.S. colleges and universities. 

Student debt relief advocates gather outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, ahead of arguments over President Joe Biden's student debt relief plan. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The Supreme Court Is Hearing Arguments About Biden’s Student Loan Cancellation Plan on Tuesday. Here’s What You Need to Know

About 90% of the benefits from Biden's plan will go to families earning less than $75,000 according to the White House, but a group of Republican-led states have sued to block it.