Michigan school groups have countered Gov. Rick Snyder's K-12 budget plan with one of their own that would give districts more per student by eliminating line-item spending that benefits a smaller number of students.
In the upcoming weeks, families in the Fruitport, Grand Haven and Spring Lake school districts will learn about kindergarten, meet staff and get acquainted with the school buildings during annual roundups.
Despite a renewed push, expansion of a state turnaround entity for failing public schools beyond Detroit remains in trouble in the Legislature, where some majority Republicans still have concerns about a top initiative for Gov. Rick Snyder.