STEM Without Reading Skills=failure

Joel Klein

Over the past three days, attendees of the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference heard repeatedly from speakers about the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and the dire need to engage and nurture the interest of the next generation in these core subjects, so they can fill the talent pipeline and compete in […]

Michigan’s Critical Need for STEM

Wrong way - we're heading the wrong way in STEM education

The message was simple. Michigan is on the wrong trajectory when it comes to preparing students for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Joe Harlan, Executive Vice President, Chemicals, Energy, Performance Materials, The Dow Chemical Company, said this morning during the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference’ “Mission Critical: STEM Education and Michigan’s Economic Workforce,” that […]

Michigan students confront current issues

The 8th Annual Michigan Student Political Issues Convention is underway at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, and is there to collect comments and opinions.    Former Congressmen Bart Stupak (D-MI) will be delivering the keynote address at the opening session, but a number of other current and former lawmakers are also expected to drop by. During […]

Michigan State Representative Recalled

State Representative Paul Scott is the first Michigan lawmaker since 1983 to be recalled. Scott was targeted by the Michigan Education Association for his support of changes to the state’s teacher tenure law and budget cuts to education funding. Read and hear more from Michigan Radio.

Senate Majority Leader Supports Right to Work for Teachers

Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville said he would support a limited right to work for teachers, which his office termed “Freedom to Teach.” Richardville made his comments on WKAR’s Off the Record program.

Michigan Supreme Court Road Show A Hit

The Michigan Supreme Court’s decision to take its work on the road — and show something to the public of how the court works — has fans in Dearborn.

State's High Court Goes On The Road

The Michigan Supreme Court went to Dearborn recently to give citizens a better look at how the Court works.

Governor Snyder Unveils Education Strategy

Governor Snyder Video

Governor Snyder unveiled his education strategy in a news conference at the United Way of Southeast Michigan.  See the news conference here, along with a post-conference interview with Christy McDonald from and Detroit Public Television.

State's Budget Inching Toward May 31 Deadline

Differences remain among lawmakers and between lawmakers and the governor, but the state’s budget continues to inch toward Governor Rick Snyder’s self-imposed deadline of May 31.

Schools Walking Budget Tightrope

Some schools in Michigan, faced with a lower number of teachers and less state aid, are walking a tightrope over insolvency.