The Detroit Public Schools Community District may need to close schools in the future as it goes through the process of right-sizing the district, State Superintendent Brian Whiston said this afternoon.
Former Lt. Gov. John Cherry had a message Thursday for a group of state lawmakers examining possible changes to the Michigan Merit Curriculum, a set or rigorous high school graduation requirements he helped create: Don’t “dumb” it down.
State officials expect to begin signing partnership agreements later this week that would keep open – for at least another 18 months – more than 30 schools at risk of closure for dismal academic performance, state Superintendent Brian Whiston announced Wednesday.
Lapeer County assistant prosecutor David Campbell stood in Lapeer County District Court and read words that were alleged to have been written by Gunnar Rice about what may take place at Zemmer Middle School.
A coalition of education and parent groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday to prevent the state from reimbursing private and parochial schools for expenses related to health and safety mandates, arguing such payments are unconstitutional.
In a show of solidarity, the entire Essexville-Hampton Public School District has sent a letter to state officials opposing any and all modification of the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement system.
State Superintendent Brian Whiston is investigating whether he has authority to fine school districts that refuse to remove Native American mascots and logos that advocates argue are degrading and culturally insensitive.