Stories tagged: "back to school"


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This Tuition-Free Initiative Has Helped More Than 100,000 Michiganders in Less Than Two Years

Many Michiganders have used the pandemic to go back to school, with the help of two state programs promising free tuition. 

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Former Michigan Teacher on School Masking: ‘We Need to Be Mindful’ of Public Health

The need for school masking isn't just a health concern, says State Rep. Lori Stone (D-Warren), but also about avoiding last year's unpredictability.

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A Historic Investment in Schools Will Change Students’ Education for the Better. But Will it Last?

Before she was a legislator, State Sen. Dayna Poklehanki spent 20 years as an English teacher. This year's education budget, she says, is a historic point of pride.

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.

Dr. Jill Biden, in a screenshot of her speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Anxious Michigan Moms Share Back to School Worries With Jill Biden

Dr. Jill Biden has been an educator for decades and plans to still teach as First Lady. Thursday, she heard stories from worried moms and educators like her.

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I’m a Mom of 3 and a Therapist. Here Are My Tips for Embracing Virtual Learning.

Back-to-school jitters take on a whole new meaning this year for families. Here are three tips from a Michigan mom who navigates stressful situations everyday.

Kim Eberhard is a teacher at St. Clair High School, a public school in the East China School District in St. Clair County. Photo courtesy Kim Eberhard.
Michigan Teachers: Without Federal Funding We’re Not Going to Be Able to Reopen Safely

Teachers like Kim Eberhard say Michigan’s public school students deserve more when it comes to returning to classrooms in the fall, even in remote districts like hers.