Recent News & Headlines

July 14, 2021
Michigan’s Early On® Performance Improves for Federal Reporting

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Michigan’s performance implementing Part C of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), or Early On, improved over last year, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

July 12, 2021
WILX: Kindergarten enrollment rates down in Mid-Michigan

Kindergarten enrollments may be bouncing back in Michigan after taking a huge dip last year because of the pandemic.

July 6, 2021
MDE Opens Registration for August Education Workforce Virtual Job Fairs

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is pleased to announce the open registration of its August 2021 Education Workforce Virtual Job Fairs, presented in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO).

July 1, 2021
Income Guidelines for National Free and Reduced Priced Meals

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education has announced the household income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for free and reduced-price meals and free milk through the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Special Milk, and Child and Adult Care Food Programs. The income guidelines are effective from now through June 30, 2022.

May 27, 2021
Gov. Whitmer announces school funding priorities to transform K-12 education

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today her funding priorities for K-12 education as the state readies for major investments in our schools and teachers. Due to the American Rescue Plan and the recently announced state revenue increases, a surplus in funding now exists to make unprecedented investments in our schools, with enough funding to eliminate the funding gap that has existed between schools for many years.