Stories tagged: "public schools"


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Q&A: A Former Special Ed Parapro Talks About Public Schools

As part of an ongoing Q&A series about public education, we spoke to Christian Alvarado, an education organizer and former special education parapro.

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Q&A: A Hastings Mom’s Take on Public Schools

Only 24% of parents believe they have too little say over what is taught and nearly 9 in 10 parents believe their child’s teacher has done the best they could during the pandemic.

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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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585,000 Michigan Children Have Better Access to Fresh Food Thanks to a State-Funded Grant Program

"One of my proudest accomplishments during my legislative tenure is the growth of 10 Cents a Meal, especially here in northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula,” said state Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse City).

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Everything You Need to Know About Michigan’s May 3rd Elections

Proposed state budget cuts to education will significantly affect funding to public schools, making this year's school board elections especially important if you have kids.

Why Are Schools Open? This Michigan Custodian and His Colleagues Have Taken Fewer Days off to Make It Happen.

It was an unspoken rule that you couldn’t take time off unless you needed to and had coverage. But that’s what was needed to reopen Michigan schools.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 08:  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the U.S. Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Vice President Pence and the task force members discussed the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic and the reopening of nation's schools in the Fall. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Michigan Parents and Teachers Join Together to Oppose Betsy DeVos’ Latest Voucher Scheme

Her plan could hit taxpayers hard, as it would cost Michigan $500 million in 2022 alone, and more than $1 billion each year by year five.