Michigan’s education budget passed the state senate

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Michigan State Senate

Michigan’s education budget passed the state senate.

Senate Republicans announced the passage yesterday.

In a Facebook post, they say the budget recognizes the challenges students, parents, and teachers are facing this school year.

The post went on to say the budget represents an increase in funding for K-12 schools, even in the face of a budget shortfall.

The increases work out to an added $65 per student and a $66 million increase for growing schools.

The budget also includes $37 million for student mental health support and a $3 million increase for early childhood literacy.