Stories tagged: "Michigan schools"


New Apprenticeships to Cover Tuition for Future Michigan Teachers 

Officials say it's a pathway for support staff, school volunteers, and students to become certified teachers.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a briefing at the Department of Education building in Washington on July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Michigan’s Legislative Loophole, Part 3: The Scheme

In Part 3 of the Legislative Loophole series, we investigate Let MI Kids Learn's proposal. It takes from public tax dollars and public education, and gives Michigan's wealthy residents 100% matching tax breaks for donations.

Photo Source: The Michigan State Capitol: A National Historic Landmark
The Will of the 8%: Michigan’s Legislative Loophole

Michigan citizens have more collective power than the Legislature when it comes to passing laws. But a loophole lets MI's Legislature take it away.

Math teacher Cristal Nichols with her students.
Op-Ed: “The Library at My School Sits Dormant”

It is not a coincidence that Detroit Public School districts’ students fall below the state’s reading scores’ average.

4 Questions: We Asked a High School Teacher to Talk About the Future of Public Education

It was the goal of our founding fathers and of a functioning democracy that citizens should be able to read for themselves, think for themselves, and therefore vote for themselves, and public education is the vehicle where that happens.

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There’s More Behind Critical Race Theory Than You Think

Yes, Michigan schools are teaching about race. Here’s how. 

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Critics Say Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law Would Unfairly Target LGBTQ Kids. A Michigan House Candidate Wants to Bring It Here.

Pediatric psychologists nationwide have warned Florida’s new law could harm the mental health of LGBTQ+ children, who are already more likely to be bullied and attempt suicide.