Education

  • Gretchen Whitmer wants free college in Michigan. Can that cut skills gap?

    Both plans recently won key support from business groups including the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Business Leaders of Michigan.

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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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  • CEOs, Republicans add voices to Michigan’s child care ‘crisis’

    Michigan provides among the least amount of help to low-income families seeking child care of any state in the nation.…

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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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  • School grades, toxic waste and dark money: Your Michigan lame duck roundup

    Michigan’s lame-duck Legislature continued its frenetic pace Tuesday, passing bills to…

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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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  • Detroit enlists volunteer tutors before third-grade reading law takes effect

    We need your help,” Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said

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