Stories tagged: "school board"


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There’s More Behind Critical Race Theory Than You Think

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

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.

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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How Michigan School Board Races Are in the Crosshairs of a Political War on COVID Safety

A culture war hinging in part on COVID-19 has developed across the nation. Michigan’s school board races could be the central battleground. 

Michigan parents and residents can get involved with local education beyond electing school board members.
Keep Going Michigan: How to Work in Education Without Running for Office

Use the momentum from election 2020 to ensure your schools are performing the way you want, ‘Ganders.

Black Lives Matter activists in Port Huron, Michigan.
Keep Going Michigan: You Voted. What Now?

Today's voters can be tomorrow's leaders, explain Michigan activists. All it takes is turning political activation into political action.

Former teacher and school social worker Laurie Oldford.
How the Pandemic Transformed Michigan’s School Boards

This retired teacher had no idea what her first term on the Port Huron Areas School Board would be like, but “somebody had to do it,” she said.