Education

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Michigan’s special education students need more resources. That’s according to a new report released Wednesday. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.


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One of the Rhodes Scholars named over the weekend is a recent Michigan State University graduate. The selection committee chooses 32 Scholars every year, and Clara Lepard is now just the 18th Rhodes Scholar in MSU history.


Some Michigan schools are working to reduce the use of suspensions and expulsions after being cited by the state for using the disciplinary measures on special education students of color more frequently than other groups.

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Some state lawmakers want more skilled trade and technical education in Michigan schools. But schools aren’t on board yet. 


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Michigan needs to create more opportunities for kids of color. That’s according to advocates after a new report was released Tuesday. The report shows that African-American kids in Michigan fare worse in areas like education than in any other state. 

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Some high school graduates in Michigan might get to go to college for free. A bill that’s on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk would create new “Promise Zones” in the state. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.


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The new Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center was dedicated today in a ceremony that included U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been invited to speak at the opening of the new Michigan State University Grand Rapids Research Center later this month.


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The state released new test scores for grade school students today. As Cheyna Roth explains, the results brought good news and bad news.


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The Michigan Department of Education has a new plan to comply with federal education laws. 


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The Michigan Department of Education has announced it will reduce the overall score students need to receive on an English-proficiency test after an earlier change made it more difficult for students to transition out of English learner status. 

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A judge says the state cannot reimburse private and parochial schools for any expenses, even if they’re the result of state mandates.

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Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law controversial changes to the state’s public school employee retirement system.

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Michigan’s education chief forecasts some contentious negotiations with federal officials on the state’s plans for identifying and helping struggling schools.


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After months of fighting for a deal, Waverly Community School Teachers have reached a tentative contract agreement.

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