Education


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Free Preschool Plan Sets Stage for Michigan’s Modern Families

With universal preschool and childcare through the American Families Plan, Michigan families will see lasting opportunities, says one Michigan mom with two kids under two.

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This New Plan Makes Broadband More Affordable for Michiganders. More Help Could be Coming.

A new federal program is helping struggling Michiganders get broadband connections by paying some of the cost.

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Rep. Darrin Camilleri’s Work as a Teacher Informs His Plan to Bring Back School Libraries

Despite studies showing their importance, school librarians and libraries are largely a thing of the past in Michigan. This state Rep. is working to change that.

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Barely Keeping Up with Pandemic Infrastructure, Rural Michigan Schools Need Biden’s Help

Leaky roofs, poor ventilation, and breaking amenities were a problem when she graduated from St. Clair High School. They still are now that she teaches there.

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.