Stories tagged: "public schools"


Diligent and curious elementary school students sitting in their classroom and carefully observing the class while wearing protective face mask during COVID-19 pandemic
What Michigan Moms Are Saying About School Mask Mandates

Moms and teachers told us why they are masking their kids, and why they are ready to curb the virus so they don't have to anymore.

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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.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos participates in an event hosted by U.S. President Donald Trump with students, teachers and administrators about how to safely re-open schools during the novel coronavirus pandemic in the East Room at the White House July 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. As the number of COVID-19 cases surge across southern states like Florida, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina and Arizona, Trump joined with guests from across the country to discuss how to responsibly return to the classroom. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Betsy DeVos Just Lost the Battle to Send Coronavirus Aid to Private Schools

Public schools have a shot at much-needed coronavirus relief after Michigan native US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave up her court fight Friday.

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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Betsy DeVos Sends Coronavirus Money to Private Schools, Including One That Says It Is Not a Cult

Of the coronavirus relief money spent on education by Secretary DeVos to date, $50 million has gone to theological schools and seminaries. $500 million has gone to private schools overall.