Recent News & Headlines

October 8, 2021
USED Approves Michigan’s Education Plan for American Recovery Plan Funding

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The United States Department of Education (USED) approved Michigan’s education plan for the federal American Recovery Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP-ESSER) funding, freeing up $1.24 billion for Michigan schools, according to the Michigan Department of Education. 

October 7, 2021
Governor Whitmer Proclaims October as Farm to School Month in Michigan

LANSING, MI – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer proclaimed October as Farm to School Month in Michigan to highlight the important connection between Michigan agriculture and healthy school lunches. Farm to school is a national program enriching the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and childcare education settings.

September 29, 2021
2021-22 State Budget Helps Support Goals in State Strategic Education Plan

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The recently completed state budget strongly supports the goals and mission of the state’s Top 10 strategic education plan, according to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

September 27, 2021
Michigan Civil Rights Commission and the MDCR Release Education Equity Resource Guide

Lansing, MI-The Michigan Civil Rights Commission and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights have issued a comprehensive guide for Michigan superintendents, principals and educators who want to increase equity in schools and help dismantle institutional and structural barriers to success for all students.

September 23, 2021
2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools Include 13 From Michigan

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Thirteen public schools in Michigan are being recognized as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools for their exemplary academic successes, according to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).