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New teachers in Michigan would be paid based primarily on student growth under a bill in Lansing.

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A judge has temporarily blocked full implementation of a new law requiring Michigan public school employees to pay more for their pensions.

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The return of children to classrooms on Tuesday coincided with Governor Rick Snyder approving some big changes to how teachers will save for retirement.

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Majority Republicans in the Michigan Legislature agree the weight of a $45 billion pension liability for public school employees will crush the system if left untended, but they differ on how to fix it.
 
The Senate is expected to consider a measure Wednesday that could be a compromise, pledging further action after the November election.

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State figures say Michigan schools are retaining more of their veteran K-12 educators, leaving fewer job openings for newcomers.

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Michigan's budget director says he doesn't want lawmakers to pass legislation next week putting new teachers into a 401(k)-style retirement plan.

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New teachers in Michigan still would get hybrid pensions under changes made to a teacher benefits bill.

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A state House committee goes to work this morning on a plan that would force teachers and other school employees to pay more for their retirement benefits. 

Teachers turned out by the hundreds Wednesday to pack a hearing room in Lansing. They showed up to oppose a measure that would force them to pay more for their retirement health care and pension benefits.

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