Education


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Q&A: A Former Special Ed Parapro Talks About Public Schools

As part of an ongoing Q&A series about public education, we spoke to Christian Alvarado, an education organizer and former special education parapro.

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Q&A: A Hastings Mom’s Take on Public Schools

Only 24% of parents believe they have too little say over what is taught and nearly 9 in 10 parents believe their child’s teacher has done the best they could during the pandemic.

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The State of Michigan Is Going to Text You About Free Wi-Fi. It’s a Real Offer.

More than a million Michigan households could qualify for free Wi-Fi. Here’s how. 

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Michigan Republicans Use School Aid Budget to Keep Trans Women Out of Sports

Republicans in Michigan have tried before to keep trans women out of sports. They’re giving it another crack—this time in the school budget.

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There’s More Behind Critical Race Theory Than You Think

Yes, Michigan schools are teaching about race. Here’s how. 

This image taken from video provided by the Michigan Senate shows Sen. Mallory McMorrow speaking on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The Michigan lawmaker, mother and LGBTQ rights backer who was falsely accused of wanting to "groom' kids" by a Republican colleague drew widespread praise for defending herself in a 5-minute speech from the Senate floor. McMorrow, who has not gotten an apology, said she will not stop forcefully addressing such attacks. (Michigan Senate via AP)
EXCLUSIVE POLL: Americans Reject GOP’s Attacks Targeting Teachers and LGBTQ People as ‘Groomers,’ Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Policies

Voters overwhelmingly reject groups or individuals that describe teachers and LGBTQ people as “groomers.” They also broadly oppose politicians’ most extreme anti-trans measures. However, Republican lawmakers have introduced more than 300 bills nationwide targeting LGBTQ individuals.

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585,000 Michigan Children Have Better Access to Fresh Food Thanks to a State-Funded Grant Program

"One of my proudest accomplishments during my legislative tenure is the growth of 10 Cents a Meal, especially here in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula,” said state Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City).