Education


Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants classrooms reopened by March 1, but  COVID vaccinations could make all the difference for school staff and students.
Michigan Will Ease Student Assessments and That’s Exactly What Kids Need, Educators Say

In the hardest-hit region of Michigan, the extra flexibility the Biden Administration is giving schools lets teachers like Cathy Murray focus on what's most important—learning.

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
A Year of COVID: How the Pandemic Continues to Loom Over Michigan Educators

An outbreak at a rural Michigan school took the life of an educator last fall. There have been almost 50 outbreaks like it this month alone.

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

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Michigan Reconnect Strives to Build Economic Power With Free Community College

Michiganders over 25 seeking a two-year degree can now seek tuition assistance through the Michigan Reconnect program in an important test of the power of free education.

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Michigan Teachers Race to Get Vaccinated in Time to Return to Classrooms

As teachers race to get vaccinated in time to return to classrooms March 1, the former president's lack of national strategy has some school districts faring better than others.

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Here’s How Biden Aims to Have Most K-8 Schools Reopen Within His First 100 Days

A national strategy on reopening schools for in-person instruction and a call for more funding? Teachers and parents say yes, please.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced new guidance for schools Jan. 8 to keep students, staff and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while providing the in-person instruction that is crucial to learning and development.
Gov. Whitmer’s Coronavirus Relief Aims to Help Address Coronavirus Learning Loss

The struggles to teach during the pandemic have left kids behind. A key part of Gov. Whitmer's new relief proposal is getting those kids back on track.