Stories tagged: "Michigan schools"


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.

In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at the Phoenix International Academy in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Defunding Schools: How Betsy DeVos’ New Plan Could Impact Michigan Students

If the DeVos-backed petition drive succeeds, the Republican-led legislature in Michigan could funnel education money into private schools, all while lining the pockets of rich donors. 

Students hug at a memorial at Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich., Dec. 1, 2021.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
‘Thoughts and Love and Prayers Don’t go far Enough’: What Hasn’t Changed Since Oxford HS Shooting

From wearing clear backpacks to having their social media monitored, Oxford High School students have had to bear the brunt of changes following a shooting at their school. Meanwhile, Michigan Democrats are working to bring change to keep everyone safe. 

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‘Blessed to Have a Business’: Michigan Childcare Center Owner Opens Up About Pandemic

Michigan childcare centers are receiving funds to help them operate and retain employees during a time when they're desperately needed.