Stories tagged: "education funding"

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a press conference in April. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Whitmer Signs Directive Aimed at Relieving Student Loan Strain for Michiganders

As the US Supreme Court approaches a ruling on President Joe Biden’s proposal to forgive a portion of student loan debt, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has instructed various state agencies to explore cost-cutting mechanisms for borrowers in Michigan. 

Sen. Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton) speaks on the campaign trail in 2022. (Darrin Camilleri via Facebook)
Op-Ed: It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. Investing in Education is the Best Way to Show Our Gratitude

Sen. Darrin Camilleri's three favorite teachers, plus his take on how we can do a better job of supporting all of Michigan's educators. (Hint: It starts by listening.)

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.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has pledged to deliver on the issues that make a real difference in Michiganders' lives—including by lowering their costs, and building a stronger economy. (Courtesy/Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Aspiring Michigan Teachers Secure Cash Under State Recruitment Plan 

More than 600 aspiring teachers received some big help with their college tuition this week thanks to a new state assistance program from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration designed to support students and alleviate a shortage of educators across Michigan.

(Courtesy of Cheriese Gipson via Chalkbeat Detroit)
This Michigan Preschool Teacher has Bottomless Apron Pockets—and Other Superpowers

Spend an hour with Cheriese Gipson, and you can’t help but get a sense of what she’s like as a preschool teacher.

4 Things to Know About the Newest Group Bullying Michigan’s Public Schools 

The “Great Schools Initiative” is using one new trick—plus a few old standbys—in a bid to control your public schools. Here’s what you need to know.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs an executive directive to increase state contracts to geographically disadvantaged businesses in Michigan. (Gov. Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Tutoring, Literacy, and Preschool: Whitmer K-12 Budget Centers on Bipartisan Proposals

Literacy and tutoring are two things that Michigan Republicans and Democrats agree are important. And it’s probably no coincidence that they’re both near the top of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s education agenda.