Stories tagged: "education funding"


A mother takes her daughters to the school.
Snowy State, Child Care Desert: What’s Being Done About Child Care in Michigan

Many Michigan families had to stay home with their young ones during the pandemic. Now, the state is working to make child care available and accessible.

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20 Sites Helping Michigan Families Ease Students Back to School

We’ve compiled a guide of need-to-know information and resources for childcare and returning to school in 2021. 

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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.

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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.

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.

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If Trump Paid His Taxes, 40,000 Michigan Students Could Have Teachers

We look at how President Donald Trump's "questionable" $73 million tax refund would normally end up as federal support in places like Michigan public schools.

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.