Stories tagged: "teacher"

Candice Jackson, a third grade teacher at Mann Learning Community, was named Michigan Teacher of the Year Thursday. (Ethan Bakuli/Chalkbeat)
Michigan’s Teacher of the Year is Candice Jackson from Detroit

As Jackson walked into the lunchroom Thursday afternoon, she was met with a roar of applause and cheers from Mann students and staff.

14 Gifts Teachers Say They Love Getting During Teacher Appreciation Week, from $0-$20

We asked teachers what Teacher Appreciation Week gifts they love to get. Their answers (plus links) are right here—including free things you can do that’ll mean a lot. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has pledged to deliver on the issues that make a real difference in Michiganders' lives—including by lowering their costs, and building a stronger economy. (Courtesy/Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Aspiring Michigan Teachers Secure Cash Under State Recruitment Plan 

More than 600 aspiring teachers received some big help with their college tuition this week thanks to a new state assistance program from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration designed to support students and alleviate a shortage of educators across Michigan.

(Courtesy of Cheriese Gipson via Chalkbeat Detroit)
This Michigan Preschool Teacher has Bottomless Apron Pockets—and Other Superpowers

Spend an hour with Cheriese Gipson, and you can’t help but get a sense of what she’s like as a preschool teacher.

The Michigan Education Association participated in a demonstration in Lansing in 2021. (Courtesy/Michigan Education Association via Facebook)
Teacher Unions Back Right-To-Work Repeal—Even Though It Won’t Help Them

Michigan teachers unions are backing a Democratic plan that would help labor groups in the state generate more resources for their collective bargaining efforts, even though the plan wouldn’t involve public school educators or other government employees.

Members of the Michigan Parents' Council pose with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after their first meeting in September. (Courtesy Photo)
Report: Here’s What Michigan Parents Want to See Change in Public Schools

A Michigan task force heard from parents across the state and delivered their recommendations to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for the next budget.

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.