Education


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Educators: Stop Using the Pandemic as an Excuse to Privatize Schools

One back-to-school proposal supported by Michigan Republicans like state Reps. Greg Markkanen and Ryan Berman would bring privatization to distance learning, leaving teachers in the lurch.

The Connected Futures Initiative will provide free tablets and internet access to Detroit schools students. Photo via DPSCD Facebook.
Detroit Students Are Getting Free Laptops and Internet for the Fall

The technology and access will help promote distance learning during the pandemic.

A MI CORE member and teacher poses for a photo at the caucus's protest on the State Capitol lawn last week. Photo via MI CORE Facebook.
Teachers Union: ‘Schools Should Not Resume In-Person Instruction’

As districts across the state scramble for a viable plan of action, teachers want to move learning online.

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Republicans Didn’t Include ‘Head Start’ in COVID Relief Bill, Putting 1 Million Kids at Risk

Head Start and Early Head Start were chronically underfunded programs even before the pandemic. In Michigan, fewer than 1 in 5 eligible kids get a Head Start slot.

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IN PHOTOS: A Mobile Billboard Slamming Betsy DeVos Is Making Its Way Through Michigan

A mobile billboard is calling attention to the dangers in the Trump Administration's plan to force all schools to resume in-person instruction, and is driving to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' house.

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How Reopening Michigan Schools Too Early Could Lead to More Statewide Closures

While some leaders express concerns on public health and the economy, State Rep. Greg Markkanen has another concern about the pandemic's effect on reopening schools: snow days.

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This Small Michigan College Landed Almost $20 Million During the Pandemic. Others Weren’t So Lucky.

While struggling public universities worry about fall enrollment, this mid-Michigan private college got CARES Act support courtesy Education Sec. Betsy DeVos.