Stories tagged: "schools"


Photo via Getty
Barely Keeping Up with Pandemic Infrastructure, Rural Michigan Schools Need Biden’s Help

Leaky roofs, poor ventilation, and breaking amenities were a problem when she graduated from St. Clair High School. They still are now that she teaches there.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Michigan Republicans Have Held Back COVID Relief for Two Weeks

Money to help smooth vaccine distribution, keep Michiganders in homes, and help schools during the pandemic is waiting in Lansing. Republicans won't spend it.

FILE - In a June 17, 2020, file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan's Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich. Whitmer has extended Michigan's coronavirus emergency through Sept. 4, enabling her to keep in place restrictions designed to curb COVID-19. The Democratic governor on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, pointed to an uptick in cases. Since nearly two months ago, the seven-day statewide average is up six-fold, to about 700. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)
Michigan’s 2021 Budget Is In. These Are the 10 Things You Need to Know.

More of Michigan’s professionals will get hazard pay this year. Plus, job training, a free tuition program, and widespread mental health services for residents.

Image via Shutterstock
Schools Reopen Tuesday. Here’s What Legislators Wanted but Aren’t Getting.

Republicans pushed privatizing e-learning, while Democrats questioned using fall data. Teachers just wanted to be part of the discussion.

Photo courtesy the Office of the Governor.
Michigan’s Struggling Schools Get $65M in Needed Coronavirus Relief

Schools serving disadvantaged students will get much-needed CARES Act funding, Gov. Whitmer announced Wednesday.

Laurie Pohutsky
Whitmer, Michigan GOP Strike Imperfect Compromise on School Reopenings

State Rep. Laurie Pohutsky struggled with her vote on a deal she said was an improvement on the Republican plan, but still left educators out.

Photo via Rep. Ryan Berman
Educators: Stop Using the Pandemic as an Excuse to Privatize Schools

One back-to-school proposal supported by Michigan Republicans like state Reps. Greg Markkanen and Ryan Berman would bring privatization to distance learning, leaving teachers in the lurch.