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  • Gov. Whitmer wants universal pre-K by the end of her four-year term. Will there be enough teachers?

    A dramatic expansion of pre-K for 4-year-olds would be a major shift in Michigan’s education landscape…

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  • Michigan is struggling to put kids through college. So why is a promising solution stuck in first gear?

    As an ambitious high school freshman in Illinois, Jasmin Wilson had a simple goal: rack up enough college credits to…

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  • The state raised the bar for organizations that oversee charter schools in Detroit. See who’s responding

    When the new law was enacted, there were a dozen authorizers overseeing charters in the city.

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  • Report: Michigan has biggest school funding decline in nation

    A new report out Wednesday says total revenue for Michigan schools declined 30 percent from 2002 to 2015 — the…

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  • This Detroit master teacher doesn’t mind the tough adjustment to a new curriculum. ‘It just works.’

    Two decades of teaching have taught her a lot — including about how lessons can go wrong.

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  • Lame duck Michigan lawmakers just voted on A-F grades for schools. Here’s what you need to know.

    The bill stirred controversy over concerns that it could strip power from elected education officials…

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  • As Michigan’s poorest 4-year-olds wait for classroom seats, free pre-K for all kids seems elusive

    ichigan is the home to America’s most famous study on the benefits of early childhood education.

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  • Promising students in Detroit lack access to high-level AP classes that are common in suburban schools

    Advanced Placement courses — known as APs — offer some of the most challenging curriculum available to high schoolers in…

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  • As governor, Bill Schuette would consider ‘all options’ for struggling schools, including closings

    Attorney General Bill Schuette is putting struggling Michigan schools on notice: Shape up or face the consequences if he becomes…

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  • Schuette on roads, schools, tax cuts, and LGBTQ issues

    Republican candidate for governor Bill Schuette says the state budget needs to be looked at from top to bottom to…

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