Most, but not all, classroom doors now can be locked from the inside, but work on a centralized video system and other upgrades are still years away after a mass shooting revealed security gaps on campus.
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.
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.