Brian Whiston

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The Michigan State Board of Education deadlocked along party lines Tuesday on a model student code of conduct.  The major issue was protecting students from discrimination based on their gender identity.


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Michigan’s education chief forecasts some contentious negotiations with federal officials on the state’s plans for identifying and helping struggling schools. 


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The state is stepping in to help struggling schools instead of closing them.


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There are fewer school districts in severe financial peril, according to a quarterly report compiled by the Michigan Department of Education.


Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder says the state will wait until May at the earliest to decide whether to close any of the state’s lowest-performing schools. 


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Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget has brought mixed reactions, in some cases from his own party. 


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Reports of bullying and harassment are up in Michigan schools following last week’s election.  And state officials are speaking out.


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The State Board of Education is working on a plan to update school testing in Michigan.  


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Michigan schools need to spend more money helping students with special needs.  That’s the finding of a study commissioned by the state Legislature in 2015.