The Education Trust-Midwest

LANSING, MI (AP)--   An education advocacy group says Michigan should shield low-income students from the brunt of a potential K-12 funding cut in the coming school year instead of making an across-the-board reduction to base aid to resolve a pandemic-caused budget hole. 

The Royal Oak-based Education Trust-Midwest and some business and education leaders launched a campaign Tuesday to protect funding for such students as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and lawmakers grapple with $1.1 billion less in the school aid fund for next fiscal year than was projected previously.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The Michigan House has voted to create a group separate from the State Board of Education to oversee public schools. 

It could determine which schools are shut down, how much money they receive, and how many hours students would be instructed.

Republicans, including Governor Rick Snyder, would have the power to appoint the vast majority of the 13 members.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Department of Education released a more detailed breakdown of results of the state's new, more rigorous standardized tests, highlighting some of the challenges facing educators in Detroit.  

The Detroit Free Press reports only one fourth-grader in schools run by the Education Achievement Authority passed the math portion.

The district was created to improve academic performance in the worst-performing schools. Overall, 1.2 percent of the students in the district passed in math and 5.6 percent passed in English language arts.