Published Online: October 11, 2005
Published in Print: October 12, 2005, as Michigan Schools to Start Later

News in Brief: A State Capitals Roundup

Michigan Schools to Start Later

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Michigan public schools will begin classes after Labor Day, under a measure signed into law by Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm last month. Tourism and business leaders pushed for the change, saying that late-August vacations could boost the state’s ailing economy by $132 million annually.

Education officials generally opposed the new law, which takes away the ability of districts to decide their start dates.

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