Governor Granholm is using her weekly radio address to urge the Legislature to send her an anti-bullying law. The state House approved a measure this week that would require schools to adopt policies to deal with bullying, harassment, and intimidation at schools and on the Internet. The governor says the state Senate should also adopt it.
School officials across the state are trying to assess the effects of new teacher retirement assessments on their districts. The plan was adopted early this morning in a marathon meeting of the Legislature.
AUDIO: Governor Granholm is expected to sign the retirement plan in the coming week, but school officials are already sorting through the details of 40 pages of legislation.
The state House has approved a bill that would require school districts to adopt anti-bullying policies.
AUDIO: The measure does not outline what has to be in a school district's policy, but it does suggest districts try to combat bullying and harassment in schools, busses, on social networking sites, and mobile communication devices.
State lawmakers are expected to meet late Thursday to put the final touches on a proposal to encourage veteran teacher and school employees to retire. Negotiations between House Democrats and Senate Republicans have been going on for weeks.
More than a dozen people opposed to the actions of Detroit Public Schools' financial manager Robert Bobb are protesting inside the state Capitol.
A few dozen members of the group By Any Means Necessary came to the Capitol Wednesday to ask Gov. Jennifer Granholm to get rid of Bobb, whom she appointed. They also want the governor to stop the school closings Bobb has planned.