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Rise & Shine: School funding has increased, but teacher salaries are stagnant

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OUR COVERAGE PLANS A look at how Chalkbeat Detroit plans to cover education in the city during this school year. Chalkbeat

TEACHER SALARIES A new report says Michigan’s pension system is eating up much of the recent gains in state per-pupil funding. Chalkbeat Bridge Magazine Detroit News Michigan Radio 

BENTON HARBOR The Benton Harbor school board says it supports the concept of a new advisory committee with the state to turn around the district. Michigan Radio

SCHOOL FUNDING A Detroit university professor says it’s time for Michigan to make schools a priority in budget negotiations. Bridge Magazine

ARMING TEACHERS A Michigan school district is weighing the option of allowing staff to carry guns in schools. WDIV

ELECTRIC BUSES Michigan’s first electric school buses are rolling out at seven school districts. MLive WWJ WXYZ Oakland Press

CHOICE DEFENDER A Michigan teacher talks about why she’s not afraid of parental choice. Mackinac Center

SUB SHORTAGES Education cuts in Michigan put greater strain on schools with substitute teacher shortages. Michigan Advance

DETROIT YOUTH CHOIR The youth choir from Detroit that has captured the hearts of many during its run on America’s Got Talent is moving ahead in the competition. Detroit Free Press Detroit News MLive

FLINT SCHOOLS The superintendent of the Flint school district outlines all the ways he believes the district is improving in this opinion piece. Detroit News

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