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Michigan State Senate Moves School Safety Bills

May 23, 2018
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State lawmakers want schools and law enforcement to partner up when it comes to school safety.  State Senate committees passed several bills Tuesday aimed at encouraging that relationship.


Michigan School Reform Office
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As the state School Reform Office moves closer to potentially closing multiple schools across Michigan, a bill ending the law is being hotly debated in the Legislature.


Classroom
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Lawmakers are considering a repeal of a law that allows the state to shut down low-performing schools. 


Child Reading
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The state Senate has adopted legislation that would allow schools to hold back some third graders who are not proficient at reading.  


Classroom
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Legislation meant to stop teacher “sickout” protests is one step closer to becoming law.