Problems within Michigan’s education system aren’t new. And many factors, including changes in funding and the expansion of charter schools, continue to influence the success of the state's schools.
In 2017, Michigan Radio continued to report on how those changes affect Michigan’s students:
In this special, we learn how Michigan got to a point where its schools are highly segregated. And, we explore the benefits that come with less segregated, more diverse schools.
A look at how Detroit ended up with so many closed schools and emptied-out neighborhoods
Reporter Jennifer Guerra takes a deep dive into how we pay teachers in Michigan, and what it means for teacher retention and teacher performance in the state.
In 2016, Albion residents voted to annex their struggling public schools to Marshall. Reporter April Van Buren looked at the impact the annexation has had on students, families, and the community.