Stories tagged: "public education"


Muskegon Fire Dept. Deputy Director Jay Paulson and another firefighter see the smoke rise after being called to a fire at a Dollar General in Muskegon.
‘I Had My Bags Packed’: How Michigan Firefighters Remember, Memorialize 9/11

Tenured Michigan firefighters remember the events of 9/11 well. For some, the 20th anniversary hits close to home.

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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.

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

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Here’s How Biden Aims to Have Most K-8 Schools Reopen Within His First 100 Days

A national strategy on reopening schools for in-person instruction and a call for more funding? Teachers and parents say yes, please.

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)
DeVos Bids Congress Farewell in a Letter Urging Them to ‘Reject Misguided Calls’ to Make College Free

In a letter sent Monday, DeVos asked members of Congress to protect Trump administration education policies, which Biden has pledged to eliminate.

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Schools That Reopened Last Week Are Already Shutting Down Over COVID-19

School districts are facing coronavirus outbreaks as they begin to reopen without the federal funding necessary to do so safely.