Stories tagged: "school reopenings"


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This Michigan Dad Saw His 13-Year-Old Son Battle COVID-19. He Vaccinated Him to Protect Other Kids, Too.

With school upon us, Michigan parents say they are cutting through misinformation to make science-based vaccine choices for their children.

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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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If Betsy DeVos Paid Taxes on Her Yacht, 250,000 Michigan Students Could Get a School Nurse

The taxes on the Seaquest, just one of the DeVos family's ten yachts, would bring more than $2 million a year to Michigan.

Dr. Jill Biden, in a screenshot of her speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.
Anxious Michigan Moms Share Back to School Worries With Jill Biden

Dr. Jill Biden has been an educator for decades and plans to still teach as First Lady. Thursday, she heard stories from worried moms and educators like her.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event called "Kids First: Getting America's Children Safely Back to School" in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Betsy DeVos Wants Students Taking Standardized Tests During the Pandemic. Educators Think That’s a Bad Idea.

Even in the best of times, a standardized test is "a juggernaut of draining money from schools," says a former Michigan Teacher of the Year.

Katie Judy and her family are dealing with a new normal for this school year. (Photo provided by Katie Judy)
A Dozen Michigan Schools Have COVID-19 Outbreaks. This Michigan Mom Told Us How She’s Dealing.

The 2020-21 school year is full of hope and a bit of caution as school officials and parents, like Farmington mother Katie Judy, are navigating a new normal.