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.
WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with MSU Rhodes Scholar Clara Lepard.
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.
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.
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.
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.