Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed a $15.8 billion education budget that includes substantially more money for public universities and a preschool program for disadvantaged 4-year-olds, along with a more modest boost in K-12 districts' traditional per-student funding.
A charter school district in Muskegon Heights will operate under a self-management plan rather than be run by an outside management company, a change that's designed to bring more local control to the community's schools, officials said.
A tall bookshelf stood before Emma Maierhauser and Olivia McKenna. The 10-year-old girls flipped through pages of the books as they carefully determined which ones to check out from Spring Lake District Library.
A new class of 43 people was selected to participate in a program to develop science, technology, engineering and math teachers for several Michigan rural and urban school districts, officials announced Wednesday.
Michigan will spend 4 percent more next year on public schools and pause plans to replace its standardized test with one being developed by a group of states, under a K-12 budget headed toward final approval this week.