Michigan’s traditional public schools continue to report declining enrollment as parents choose charter and private schools. Public school enrollment fell by 7,400 in fall of 2023 though it rose in the state’s publicly funded charter schools.
For the first time in years, the number of recent high school graduates in Michigan has increased. Statewide, 38.2% of last year’s graduates enrolled in four-year colleges, while more than half are in some higher education.
Homeschool families in Michigan say they’re worried about a proposed requirement to register all school-aged children with their local school district or public agency. However, advocates say most homeschool families want the current system to remain with no mandatory registration.
The federal government says it won’t send student financial information to colleges until March, more than a month later than expected. This means students will have to wait longer for financial aid offers.
We’ve all heard Michigan needs to boost the number of people with degrees or credentials after high school. But getting recent high school grads to go further isn’t enough. Here’s how to get other adults onto a degree track.
The Democratic governor gave her sixth State of the State address on Wednesday. It was included about 10 goals, lots of references to 1980s rock anthems and praise for the Detroit Lions. Read the speech.
For teachers and students, talking about the deadly conflict can be emotional and fraught. Teachers say they aim to provide facts and give students space to express their feelings. But they are under a microscope.
The Whitmer administration publicly admonished State Superintendent Michael Rice for failing to distribute $140 million earmarked for teacher literacy training nearly six months after the money was awarded.
The board voted 6-1 to seek funding. Some parents objected to the clinics because in addition to mental-health support they would offer a range of physical health services for which students may not need parental consent.