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19 Michigan schools getting $114M in federal aid to boost achievement

The School Improvement Grant funds are being given to the 'priority schools' in the bottom 5 percent of the state's Top-to-Bottom rankings, beginning this fall. The recipient schools include 10 in Metro Detroit. More

Detroit school district cancels staff pay cut, larger class sizes

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin Charles V. Tines / The Detroit News

Detroit Public Schools' emergency manager said Tuesday he is canceling plans to boost class sizes and cut employee pay 10 percent in the state's largest school district. More

For Detroit children, getting ready for school includes visit to zoo, new shoes

Jaedyn Jones, 6, of Detroit, reacts to seals inside the polar passage along with his grandmother Pamela Jones at the Detroit Zoo on Tuesday August 26, 2014. Max Ortiz / The Detroit News

— Skechers, Meijer and the Detroit Zoo partnered Tuesday to make sure when Detroit Public School students get back to the classroom next week, they will be getting started on the right foot. More

Michigan unions brace for teacher opt-out decision

Organized labor and pro-business groups are waging an intense lobbying campaign directed at schoolteachers who are deciding this month whether to remain in their union, in the first real test of the state's new right-to-work law. More

Michigan school chief jabs DPS over pay cuts on Twitter

State school Superintendent Mike Flanagan scolded Michigan's largest district Monday on Twitter, urging Detroit Public Schools to come up with 'a better solution' to its fiscal problems than employee pay cuts. More

1st day of school in Pontiac brings day of many firsts

Angela Hartsfield of Waterford Township pre-enrolls her granddaughter Tamiya Lacy, 2, during the Pontiac Schools pep rally Saturday. School starts Monday in the district. Max Ortiz / The Detroit News

When students at Pontiac High School arrive today for the first day of school, chances are it'll be the first day in the district for the teachers standing in front of them, too. More

Detroit's Cass Tech High School adding International Baccalaureate program

Cass Tech High School will become Detroit's first International Baccalaureate diploma program, Detroit Public Schools said Friday. More

$5M gift gives Hillel classes room to learn

A rendering of Hillel Day School's learning space, which school head Steve Freedman said helps students think outside the box. Hillel Day School

For several years, officials at the Hillel Day School dreamed of creating open spaces where students could work collaboratively. So when a local family approached the school with a $5 million donation, it was like a dream come true. More

Big Sean makes big impression on Detroit schoolkids

Myra Anderson and her son, rap artist Big Sean, on stage during a visit to Carleton Elementary-Middle School on Thursday. Daniel Mears / The Detroit News

Detroit rapper Big Sean has certainly played to bigger audiences, but he's never appeared before a more important one than on Thursday morning. More

Report: Older students in Mich. miss out on grants

Among Michigan's biggest oversights in reviving the economy is its failure to offer financial aid for older adults who want to attend college, according to a report released earlier this week by the Michigan League for Public Policy. More

Davenport University reveals employment guarantee

Grand Rapids — Davenport University says it plans to offer an employment guarantee for all accounting students. More

Detroit church helps kids get ready for school

Jordan Johnson, age 3, who will be in Head Start this year, gets a teeth x-ray from Karen Williams, a dental hygienist from Smile Programs mobile dentistry at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit on Tuesday. David Coates / The Detroit News

— Students got help preparing for the start of classes during Tuesday's Back to School Festival at Greater Grace Temple. More

Detroit schools plan 10 percent pay cuts, closings

Students change classes in this file photo of Osborn High School in Detroit. John T. Greilick / The Detroit News

Teachers and administrators at Detroit Public Schools will see their pay slashed by 10 percent starting Oct. 1 if state education officials approve the district's proposal for offsetting a failed countywide tax millage. More

5 tips for sensible back-to-school spending

Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn't be happier. More

State sees no basis to investigate Livonia district for revoking Japanese program's charter

A charter school association wants state Superintendent Mike Flanagan to investigate the Livonia Public Schools district for revoking the charter of the Hinoki International School. More

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