Stories tagged: "Teachers"


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Q&A: A Former Special Ed Parapro Talks About Public Schools

As part of an ongoing Q&A series about public education, we spoke to Christian Alvarado, an education organizer and former special education parapro.

Photo courtesy of Jillian Foster
Q&A: A Hastings Mom’s Take on Public Schools

Only 24% of parents believe they have too little say over what is taught and nearly 9 in 10 parents believe their child’s teacher has done the best they could during the pandemic.

Two MDOT employees survey the damage on one of two North M-30 bridges on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 in Edenville Township north of Midland. After two days of heavy rain, the Edenville Dam failed and flood waters rushed south, ravaging the landscapre in its path. (Jake May/The Flint Journal, MLive.com via AP)
7 Projects to Get Excited About in Gov. Whitmer’s Proposed Budget for Michigan

The budget proposal comes on the wings of a large surplus. With that money, bold new programs could bring teachers to Michigan and prevent floods.

Hats crocheted by Kimberly Stevenson for her kindergarten classroom at Michigamme Elementary in Port Huron, MI. (Photo courtesy Kimberly Stevenson.)
Crocheting Kindness: The Meaning Behind a Michigan Kindergarten Classroom’s Special Christmas

Michigan teachers often go the extra mile to improve their classrooms. Here’s how one used crochet to expand her family for the holidays.

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Rep. Darrin Camilleri’s Work as a Teacher Informs His Plan to Bring Back School Libraries

Despite studies showing their importance, school librarians and libraries are largely a thing of the past in Michigan. This state Rep. is working to change that.

Thousands of doses of COVID vaccine are now available to Michigan teachers and students as the state enters Phase 1B of the rollout plan.
Michigan Teachers Are Now Eligible for COVID Vaccine

Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination rollout began on Monday. Here’s what local educators and their families are saying about their eligibility.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants classrooms reopened by March 1, but  COVID vaccinations could make all the difference for school staff and students.
Michigan’s March Deadline to Resume Classroom Instruction Sets Off Race for Vaccination

Parents are eager to get kids back in the classroom, and vaccinations could make the transition safer for everyone.