Recent News & Headlines

May 6, 2022
State Superintendent Says K-12 Budget Still Requires Work to Meet Student Needs

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – With the final passage of the state House and Senate versions of the state school aid budget this week, State Superintendent Dr. Michael F. Rice says some improvements have been made that lead up to negotiations with Governor Gretchen Whitmer to provide needed investments in Michigan’s public schools.

April 22, 2022
State Superintendent Says the Senate K-12 Budget Is Insufficient

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice says that the state’s K-12 budget put forward by the Senate appropriations subcommittee Thursday lacks the funding and attention to the needs of Michigan children coming out of the pandemic and does not adequately address the state’s dire teacher shortage to the same extent that Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s proposed budget does.

April 15, 2022
Michigan Educators Begin Learning More About Historical Themes, Movements, and Groups

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The need and effort to broaden teacher and student knowledge of U.S. and world history were the subject of a pair of events held Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

April 12, 2022
Overall School Enrollment Increases As Does The Need to Continue Investing in Students and Schools

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – Overall public school enrollment in Michigan has rebounded slightly post-pandemic while state school funding has taken strong steps forward yet still lags on several levels, according to presentations to the State Board of Education today.

March 28, 2022
MDE Names 2022-23 Regional Teachers of the Year

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – In addition to the many roles that they play in their schools, ten Michigan educators have a new title: 2022-23 Regional Teacher of the Year (RTOY). Each of these outstanding educators will also be a finalist for the 2022-23 Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY).