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Properly Supporting Schools Essential For Proposed Driver's Ed Policy
Thursday, February 1, 2024

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson proposed bringing driver's education back to public schools earlier this week, but it won't be as simple as just reenacting a policy, said Rep. Matt Koleszar (D-Plymouth), who chairs the House Education Committee .

Whitmer Fundraising Pivots To Federal PAC, Which Has Raised $2M
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Governor Gretchen Whitmer in the second half of 2023 shifted her political fundraising efforts to her new PAC to aid federal candidates.

Challengers To House Incumbents Appear In Campaign Finance Reports
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Sitting House members are gearing up for an election year, and their campaign finance reports show who is building momentum and who expects a challenge.

House Committee Considers Bill Eliminating Certain Animal Research
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Dogs and cats could not be used by research facilities in Michigan under certain conditions under a new bill.

AG's Comments Spark Debate About Homeschooling Among Lawmakers
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Michigan is one of only 11 states where parents and guardians do not need to inform anyone that they are homeschooling their child. Some lawmakers would like to change that.

Teacher Evaluation Bills Clear House
Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Bills overhauling the educator evaluation process cleared the House Wednesday and are one step closer to the governor's desk.

House Panel Amends Teacher Eval Bills To Require 20% Student Progress
Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Bills that would transform the way teacher evaluations are done were taken up by the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

Senate Education Debates Making Teacher Pensions A Default
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The Senate Education Committee heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would change the default retirement fund option for public school teachers from a 401(k) plan to a pension, sparking debate over the stability of such funds.

Water Filtration Bills Clear Final Hurdle In House
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Legislation to guarantee clean water for school aged children is almost ready to be sent to the governor's desk.

Bill Would Bring Back Teacher Pensions As Default
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The default retirement option for public school teachers would change under a bill considered Tuesday by the House Education Committee .

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