Stories tagged: "K-12"

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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.

Laurie Pohutsky
Whitmer, Michigan GOP Strike Imperfect Compromise on School Reopenings

State Rep. Laurie Pohutsky struggled with her vote on a deal she said was an improvement on the Republican plan, but still left educators out.

Attorney General Dana Nessel and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will square off in court over Trump Administration policy about education funding. Photos by  AP.
Betsy DeVos Tried to Direct COVID Money Away From Public Schools. Michigan’s AG Sued Her for It.

Attorney General Dana Nessel is leading a coalition of six states in suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, alleging a misuse of coronavirus relief funds on private schools.

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Inside Gov. Whitmer’s Back-To-School Plan: 11 Ways Michigan Classrooms Will Look Different This Fall

From masks in the classrooms to a ban on assemblies, this is how Gov. Whitmer plans to return kids to school this fall

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Michigan Republicans Want to Cut School Budgets Instead of Taking Federal COVID Aid

Rep. Ryan Berman (R-Commerce Twp.) insists schools will be fully funded even without federal aid, but his Republican colleagues warn cuts to K-12 might run deep.

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Whitmer: School Reopening Plan Coming June 30

Following Michigan's successes flattening the curve, K-12 schools will resume in-person classes in the fall.