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Detroit Public Library Saves the Day With Laptop Distribution Program

The Detroit Public Library has partnered with a local university to deliver laptop rentals in the city. Here’s the skinny on how to get one.

Dr. Jill Biden, in a screenshot of her speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Dr. Jill Biden Is ‘One of Us,’ Say Michigan Teachers

Michigan teachers are excited about her perspective "in the trenches" as an educator—one who will advocate for them from White House.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
All the Bad Betsy DeVos Policies Biden Is About to Rip Up

The Biden administration can reverse controversial decisions on how colleges adjudicate sexual assault cases, reopening schools during COVID, and quickly examining fraudulent student loans.

The Michigan Supreme Court will decide if Snyder-era funds can be devoted to private schools, going against the state constitution.
Battle Over Private Schools Receiving Millions in Public Aid Heads to State Supreme Court

The funds were set aside during Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration, but the Michigan Constitution doesn’t allow public funding for private schools.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during an Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs meeting at the State Dining Room of the White House March 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. First lady Melania Trump convened a meeting of the group to discuss youth programs that align with her Be Best initiative.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Bye Bye, Betsy: Michigan Educators Are Ready to Say Goodbye to Secretary DeVos

From Kalamazoo to Detroit to the Thumb, teachers are looking forward to what the future of public education might be without Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Detroit educators, students, and families will have an opportunity to join their counterparts from across the globe in a free virtual open house that explores online learning.
Microsoft Hosts Free Virtual Open House for Detroit Educators, Students, and Families

Michiganders will join participants from across the US, Canada, and Europe for more than two dozen workshops, seminars, and presentations.

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Studious, Ambitious and $100,000 in Debt: This Michigan Social Worker Is Voting for Financial Freedom

A $100,000 Price Tag: A Michigan Social Work Student Votes to have Financial Freedom