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Senate Passes Mandatory Kindergarten Bill
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Legislation that would make kindergarten mandatory for 5-year-olds passed the Senate Tuesday largely along party lines following floor debate on the necessity of the proposal.

Dyslexia Screening Bills Clear Senate
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Senators voted Tuesday on bipartisan legislation that would create a requirement for early screening and intervention for dyslexia, a move supporters said is critical in helping improve literacy across the state.

Senators Discuss Making Kindergarten Mandatory
Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Supporters of a proposal to make kindergarten mandatory for Michigan children said the change would improve educational outcomes during testimony Tuesday.

High School Athlete NIL Bill Draws Suggestions, Some Concerns
Wednesday, March 6, 2024

A bill that would allow high school athletes to enter into name, image and likeness contracts was taken up for testimony Wednesday by a Senate panel, with one member expressing concerns over expanding what is a big-money enterprise on the collegiate level to the amateur level.

Senate Panel Moves Dyslexia Bills With Delayed Start
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

A pair of bills requiring early screening and intervention for dyslexia cleared a Senate committee on Tuesday with bipartisan support.

McCann Dangerous Dog Bills Get Hearing
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Legislation that would create a complaint process with various requirements to deal with dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs was heard in a Senate committee on Tuesday after many years of introductions by the bill sponsor.

Dyslexia Screening Bills Prompt Divided Testimony In Senate Committee
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The Senate Education Committee heard divided testimony Tuesday from education leaders over bills to provide prescreening for dyslexia in public schools, with some groups raising questions on how the proposal would be implemented.

Senate GOP Plan Calls For Reviving Ed Policies Axed In 2023
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Senate Republicans called for the restoration of multiple education policy provisions eliminated by the Legislature last year on Thursday, which Democrats dismissed as being backward-looking.

Whitmer Sets Sights On Two Years Of Tuition Free Community College
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Governor Gretchen Whitmer named School House Rock as one of her greatest hits as she touted investment in education during her 80s song-themed State of the State address Wednesday night.

Senate Panel Preps Bills To Repeal Enviro Rules Committee
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Democrats continue their efforts in the Legislature to repeal three committees created toward the end of former Republican Governor Rick Snyder's tenure that oversee operations at the Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

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