Stories tagged: "Teachers"


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.

4 Questions: We Asked a High School Teacher to Talk About the Future of Public Education

It was the goal of our founding fathers and of a functioning democracy that citizens should be able to read for themselves, think for themselves, and therefore vote for themselves, and public education is the vehicle where that happens.

4 Questions: We Asked a High School Teacher to Talk About Parents

"The choices and behaviors of some of my fellow humans during the pandemic have been one of the greatest heartbreaks of my career and my life."

4 Questions: We Asked a High School Teacher to Talk About Her Community

"Public schools are important to all communities, but especially important in small, rural communities, like where I work."

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a briefing at the Department of Education building in Washington on July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Michigan Lawmakers Defeat One Education Voucher Scheme, But Another From Betsy DeVos is On The Way

HB 5859 would have required the state to use $500 million in federal funds to contract with private vendors, to supply students with educational supplies, opportunities, and services. Opponents criticized the Republican-introduced bill as a ploy to direct public money to private, for-profit institutions that aren’t accountable to parents or the public. 

Graphic by Desiree Tapia
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.