Education

The East Lansing school board is again bringing in outside speakers to facilitate talks about sex education. East Lansing parent and author Alice Dreger weighs in on these developments and discusses her new book, “The Talk.”


Charlotte High School photo
Courtesy photo / Charlotte Public Schools

Charlotte Public Schools has been considering doing away with the typical 12 week summer break in favor a balanced calendar, and they may be getting closer to making a decision. We get the latest from Charlotte Public Schools Superintendent Mark Rosekrans and Mike Bruce, president of the Charlotte Board of Education.


Yvonne Camaal Canul photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

On May 3, Lansing residents will vote on a proposed $120-million millage designed to upgrade the city school district. We learn more about the Lansing Pathways Promise from superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul.


Sen. Goeff Hansen photo
Courtesy photo / Sen. Goeff Hansen

When Michigan legislators return from a Spring break, they’ll continue discussions on a financial rescue of the beleaguered Detroit Public Schools. The state Senate and House have differing proposals. We talk with a key figure in the Senate measure, Republican Goeff Hansen, about what lies ahead.


Inclusive restroom photo
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The State Board of Education is developing guidelines to make schools safer and more supportive for LGBTQ students, but the voluntary guidance is generating a backlash from GOP legislators who say it undermines parental rights and could compromise student safety.


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