Stories tagged: "schools"

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Report: Michigan Lags Behind 47 States in School Counselors Amid Staffing Crisis

Across the country, counselors are facing a more challenging workload than ever before—and Michigan is facing the brunt of the crisis.

Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos listens during an Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs meeting at the State Dining Room of the White House March 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The Devos-Funded Petition to Use Public Funds for Private Schools Has Been Withdrawn

A Betsy DeVos-backed proposal to help Michigan families use taxpayer funds to cover private school tuition and other education-related expenses appears finished after organizers withdrew petitions they’d submitted to the Secretary of State.

Ten Years Later: The Heroes of Sandy Hook

Helpers, heroes, whatever you call them-- there were many inside Newton, Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School that terrifying day ten years ago. Some are no longer alive. Others are still anonymous. But all risked-- and sometimes gave-- their lives to save many more. These are their stories.

New Apprenticeships to Cover Tuition for Future Michigan Teachers 

Officials say it's a pathway for support staff, school volunteers, and students to become certified teachers.

Three Things to Know About Rep. Kelly Breen, Candidate for Michigan’s 21st House District (Novi, Lyon Township, Farmington, Farmington Hills)

Kelly Breen's top priority is protecting Michigan students. Between learning gaps caused by COVID-19 and gun violence in schools, she's worried.

Math teacher Cristal Nichols with her students.
Op-Ed: “The Library at My School Sits Dormant”

It is not a coincidence that Detroit Public School districts’ students fall below the state’s reading scores’ average.

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There’s More Behind Critical Race Theory Than You Think

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