Education


University of Michigan Medical Students Protest Anti-Abortion Speaker

University of Michigan medical students walked out of a weekend ceremony to protest a speaker who opposes abortion rights.

The Will of the 8%: Michigan’s Legislative Loophole

A four-part investigation into Michigan's legislative loophole, the indirect initiative.

The latest budget signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made the highest state per-student investment in Michigan history—including more than $500 million in school infrastructure and expanded mental health resources for children. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
New Advisory Council to Give Michigan Parents More Say in Public Education

Parental control over public education has become an increasingly pressing issue. Multiple Republican candidates for governor are campaigning on it – for example, you’ve probably heard lots of debate over critical race theory, or  Tudor Dixon’s claim that children are being taught about “sex and gender theory secretly behind their parents’ backs.” Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order that will give parents a new opportunity to have a say in their children’s education. 

Then-University of Cincinnati president Santa Ono poses on campus in Cincinnati on Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)
University of Michigan Names Experienced Leader Ono as President

The University of Michigan will name Santa Ono, president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia, as its new president.

Photograph of Kathleen Lucas, courtesy of Kathleen Lucas
A Michigan Mom Envisions a Less Divisive Future for Public Schools in this Q&A

As part of this Q&A series, we’re talking with Michigan parents, teachers, students and others involved with public schools.

4 Questions: We Asked a High School Teacher to Talk About the Future of Public Education

It was the goal of our founding fathers and of a functioning democracy that citizens should be able to read for themselves, think for themselves, and therefore vote for themselves, and public education is the vehicle where that happens.

4 Questions: We Asked a High School Teacher to Talk About Parents

"The choices and behaviors of some of my fellow humans during the pandemic have been one of the greatest heartbreaks of my career and my life."