A new report shows Michigan ranks seventh-worst in the nation for fourth grade reading scores as education leaders grapple with what to do with the state’s Read by Grade 3 law.
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Two Michigan Universities Ranked in Top Universities in the World
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings were released this year, grading over 1,000 universities around the world on 13 performance indicators.
Over a Million Michigan Residents Could Qualify for Student Debt Relief
Borrowers of federal student loans have been expecting debt relief since President Joe Biden unveiled a $10,000 forgiveness proposal in late August.
EMU Faculty Overwhelmingly Approves New Four-Year Contract After Strike
A new labor agreement including major increases in salary and retirement compensation, as well as protections for health care coverage, has been overwhelmingly approved by members of the Eastern Michigan University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (EMU-AAUP).
Schools and Childcare Centers Would Get Lead-Free Water Filters Under Bills Passed in the Senate
Two bills that streamline improving water quality in schools and childcare centers passed the Michigan Senate last week.
An ‘Unprecedented Flood’ of Book Bans Engulfs U.S. School Districts, PEN Report Says
More than 1,600 book titles across 32 states were banned from public schools during the 2021-2022 school year, with the bulk of the ban requests coming from a handful of right-wing groups pushing for censorship of books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and characters of color, a new report issued Monday said.
Governor Whitmer Celebrates Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Decision
Governor Gretchen Whitmer called for celebration of the recent decision to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for working class families.
Michigan’s Updated Curriculum to Include Financial Literacy Course
On June 16, 2022, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed HB5190, a bipartisan legislative bill that will update Michigan’s high school curriculum to include a financial literacy course.
Survivors of Oxford High School Shooting Seek Safety Changes
After the fatal mass shooting at Oxford High School last year that resulted in four students’ deaths, a group of Michigan High Schoolers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming that their school district and several of its officials failed to heed “constitutional obligations to safeguard the safety of students.”
Hundreds Protest Gun Violence in Michigan
The student-led group, ‘March for Our Lives’, held an event which took place just weeks after 19 students and two teachers were shot and killed in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.