Reports about education, education finance, efforts to provide quality education. Covers preschool, K-12, intermediate school districts (ISDs), community colleges, and universities or higher education.

In a nutshell: Federal tax reform expands 529 college savings plans to include private K-12 tuition Michigan’s state constitution prohibits public aid to private schools Michigan families will not receive state tax breaks for saving for private K-12...

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In a nutshell: Slow growth is the new normal Stronger economy = more sales tax revenue = more money for schools Some fresh cash for road repairs, but at the General Fund’s expense Governor Rick Snyder officially kicked off the state budget process b...

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Editor’s note: A shorter version of this appeared in the Detroit Free Press on February 11, 2018. In a nutshell: Michigan’s governance model for its flagship universities and all universities is fairly unique The current model of electing boar...

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In a nutshell Detroit Public Schools Community District proposed budget for 2018-19 is balanced and grows year-end fund balance Student enrollment is held constant after enrollment gains in current-year from closure of 11 Education Achievement Authority s...

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Most of Michigan’s residents are located in the state’s urban areas, but those urban areas comprise little of the state’s land area. Relative to the rural areas, the populations in urban communities are growing faster, have more diversity in race an...

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Date: May 21, 2018 Speaker: Eric Lupher Venue: Michigan Civil Rights Commission Topic: School District Consolidation Issues in Michigan

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Date: May 21, 2018 Speaker: Eric Lupher Venue: Michigan Civil Rights Commission Topic: Public Education Funding in Michigan

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