Talent & Education
To prosper, Michigan must be a more educated place. Bridge will explore the challenges in education and identify policies and initiatives that address them.
State education leaders are facing off against some districts and administrators who are balking at adding school days in June to account for a flurry of snow days this winter.
School districts debate the wisdom of closing schools on snow days while allowing basketball games and other activities to take place at night.
Bipartisan measure would tie part of a teacher’s evaluation to student growth on standardized tests. Implementing the new assessments would cost millions but backers say it will improve learning by giving teachers the training and support they need to get better.
Rep. Adam Zemke says new statewide teacher evaluation legislation will help students by improving teachers’ classroom performance.