Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon haven’t had much in common during their time on the campaign trail, but they have both put education high on their list of priorities.
A federal judge has dismissed a legal challenge to Michigan’s constitutional prohibition on using public funds for private education.
During the Legislature’s final scheduled voting day before the post-election lame duck session, a $1 billion supplemental spending plan made it to the finish line as night fell in Lansing
More than 1,600 book titles across 32 states were banned from public schools during the 2021-2022 school year, with the bulk of the ban requests coming from a handful of right-wing groups pushing for censorship of books that feature LGBTQ+ characters and characters of color, a new report issued Monday said
Education advocates and leaders have been trying for years to find an answer to the state’s crippling educator shortage as more Michigan teachers depart the classroom.
The advisory group was established by the Democratic governor to allow parents for the first time in Michigan history a more formal role in the education budget process. The council, which Whitmer’s office says represents parents from across Michigan and from a variety of educational needs, will convene a series of regional parent roundtables to gather input.
We call them heroes. We call them rock stars. But when it comes to meeting the emotional and social needs of educators, have school districts been paying enough attention to teachers?
The Three Rivers Promise is once again sponsoring an all-you-can-eat ﬁsh fry and chicken tenders dinner to raise funds for the local scholarship program.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed Tuesday to suspend sales tax on clothing, shoes, backpacks, computers and other school supplies to lessen the financial burden on teachers and parents.
Glen Oaks President Dr. David Devier reflects on the “unfulfilled potential of Glen Oaks Community College in changing the lives of more of our community members.”
The $19.6 billion School Aid budget was passed in the early hours on July 1, after an all-night session to meet the Legislature’s deadline to get the budget to the governor, who still has to sign it. The budget year starts Oct. 1.
The Three Rivers Promise received a huge boost to its fundraising efforts this week when Kadant Johnson pledged $50,000 to the scholarship program. In addition, Kadant Johnson will match all corporate donations up to an additional $50,000. The locally based company will go a step further, inviting all its employees to donate to the Promise with the guarantee of a matching donation from Kadant Johnson.
Republican members of the Michigan Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee voted on Tuesday to advance legislation that education officials said is dividing parents and teachers and would silence teachers attempting to discuss race and racism.
“Central Michigan University has long been known for giving low-income, middle-class and first-generation college students the opportunity to earn a four-year degree and lead a fruitful life. But the Mt. Pleasant university, like many other higher-education institutions across the country, is facing hard times.”
Three Rivers Promise is sponsoring a Run for the Future 5K and 1mile Fun Walk on Saturday, April 23, at 9 a.m. at Meyer Broadway Park
The Three Rivers Promise, an endowed scholarship program to help all Three Rivers High School graduates successfully complete a college or vocational degree, wants to thank the generous donors who made contributions to TRP in the last year.
A $2.5 billion tax relief plan put forward by the Republican-led Legislature drew out the veto pen Friday from Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who said it would “blow a recurring, multi-billion-dollar hole in basic state government functions from public safety to potholes.
*culture is not optional/The Huss Project is now accepting applications for three full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions and four AmeriCorps Summer Associate positions, the Three Rivers-based nonprofit announced via email Wednesday.