Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s accelerated plan to offer free preschool to all 4-year-olds in Michigan requires more teachers. Nonprofits plan to help bring more educators to the profession.

NAF, an education nonprofit, operates 30 career academies in 20 high schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District

The majority of states in the U.S. don’t require kindergarten attendance.

The state has allocated $328 million to improve student mental health in 2024, but school mental health workers say it’s not enough.

Advocates say Davis Aerospace Technical High School – one of few training centers for student pilots in Michigan — is a critical resource for helping to address a national shortage of pilots.

As the state works to solve the ongoing teacher shortage, advocates are asking legislators to fund retention efforts in addition to educator pipelines.

Some requirements in the bills were changed in response to school officials’ concerns that staffing shortages would make compliance impossible.

Advocates say a recent wave of migrants and refugees to southeast Michigan have brought new students to Detroit schools. Here are the steps the district is taking to meet their needs in the short- and long-term.

One of the high points in the graduation rate data released Friday: the Lansing School District, where the rate has increased dramatically since 2021.

Friends of the Children works with kids who have adverse childhood experiences that include experiencing violence, abuse or neglect, having a parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol or being placed in the foster care system.

The Detroit school board now must decide how it will spend the $94.4 million in literacy lawsuit settlement money.

Marie Feagins is the first outside leader to direct Tennessee’s largest school district since it was created through a merger a decade ago.

State payments on retirement debt freed up $670 million that is helping fund many of Whitmer’s education initiatives.

n Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee began hearing testimony from students, parents, and teachers who want more structured phonic literacy instruction for all public school students.

As debates over how to best teach kids to learn to read continue in Michigan schools, many parents are wondering which programs are considered best practices.

Last year, the Detroit Public Schools Community District was only able to offer limited summer programs for students who needed to catch up.

A big question for school districts is whether closing schools will lead to bigger enrollment losses

The governor also said she plans to include free breakfasts and lunches in her budget proposal, extending what was offered this year.

‘It is hard,’ says one teacher about the challenge of teaching about a complex conflict. ‘But it's also what we want to be doing.’

Bills awaiting action in the Senate would help improve record-keeping and enforce educational standards.

Some Detroit parents say the process of being screened to volunteer is tedious and may deter others from getting involved.

Informed by her experience as a parent, this Detroit teacher became an educator to strive for equity in all classrooms.

Many Detroit school district students who come from low-income homes rely on school meals.

Elections, school funding, a new state department, and other issues that will define education this year.

What did school communities face in 2023? Waning COVID relief funding, rising chronic absenteeism, and ChatGPT controversy, just to name a few.

The year’s big stories included victories for the Democratic education agenda, a groundbreaking school aid budget, and a fiscal reckoning in Detroit.

Supporters hope to use the attendance records to direct students to resources that can help them.

They talked about mental health, childhood trauma, good teaching, and the importance of self-love.

The Detroit district, like many others, is dealing with shortages of critical special education staff.

The new majority enacted record funding for public K-12 schools and reversed GOP initiatives on reading, testing, and collective bargaining rights. Critics say they undermined accountability.

Some observers say they wish Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had gone further in shaking up Michigan’s education system.

The teachers sneaked into the shuttered school before it was to be demolished. Now the piece is on display in a museum.