us department of education State Superintendent Expects 'Tough Negotiations' On Help For Failing Schools By Rick Pluta • Jul 12, 2017 Ballotpedia / ballotpedia.org Michigan’s education chief forecasts some contentious negotiations with federal officials on the state’s plans for identifying and helping struggling schools. Listen Listening... / 0:37 Rick Pluta reports on State Superintendent Brian Whiston expecting hard negotiations to fix Michigan's struggling schools. Michigan Education Advocates Have Polarizing Views On Tuesday's DeVos Vote By Cheyna Roth • Feb 6, 2017 Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org A controversial appointment to President Trump’s Cabinet is drawing near. The full Senate is expected vote Tuesday to confirm Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. Listen Listening... / 0:38 The Michigan Public Radio Network's Cheyna Roth reports on further criticism of Betsy DeVos's nomination for US Secretary of Education.