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For the second week in a row, neither the House nor Senate Education Committees met and the Lansing rumor mill has it that the lack of meetings hinges on a disagreement between the chambers on a package of proposed dyslexia legislation (SB 567-68)…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee voted out three bills: SB 744 is an important tweak to the Teacher Tenure Act that cleans up drafting errors made last year during work on educator evaluation (it is important that this legislation get…
While Friday gave us the final revenue estimates that will be used in negotiating the final K-12 budget, the headline of this week is the "historic coalition" of school management and labor groups putting forward a joint proposal to lower pension…
During day three of the NFL draft that took place in Detroit this past weekend and with Damar Hamlin looking on, Governor Whitmer signed into law some changes to Michigan’s school cardiac emergency response law. Since 2014 Michigan has had a law on…
The House Education Committee met Tuesday to take action on two issues, first reporting out HB 5231-34 and 5269 (a package of legislation aimed at increasing transparency for charter schools including posting salary information on their website…
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid and Education voted out their version of the 2024-25 K-12 budget on Thursday and it was, by far, the best of the bunch. The headline is that the recommendation allocated an additional $291 million…
The Senate K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee met Tuesday and became the first of the two chambers out of the gate with their proposal for the 2024-25 School Aid Fund budget…the Senate proposal gives somewhat larger increases to the foundation and At…
The Senate is the first of the two legislative chambers out of the gate with their 2024-25 budget proposal, voting their bill out of subcommittee on Tuesday. Where the Governor's proposal gave across the board 2.5% increases to most of the core line…
The last week of legislative session before the House and Senate took their two week spring recess saw action in both chambers. The Senate Education Committee voted out legislations on two different issues: SB 285 would make Kindergarten attendance…
The House Committee on Education kicked off the week with a special Monday evening hearing at Sterling Heights High School focused on school safety and mental health, with stakeholders (including Chippewa Valley High School Principal and MASSP Board…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee took testimony, but no vote on HB 5174, which would mandate that MDE work with Gift of Life Michigan to develop a one hour instructional unit that schools would then be required to deliver to all 9th graders…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee took up, but did not vote on, HB 5025, legislation to repeal the Educational Instruction Access Act, which prohibits a local government body from restricting how the property of an educational institution…