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Likely November voters in Michigan favor online school over in-person, poll shows
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Sep 8, 6:34 AM:

A majority of Michigan voters said it is safer for children to go to school online instead of in-person amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, according to a new Detroit News-WDIV poll.

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti: We owe it to our students to reopen schools
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Aug 31, 7:28 AM: Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti has withstood months of criticism, as well as personal and professional attacks. But he's remained convinced that Detroit schools can re-open for face-to-face >
20-student cap among terms of DPSCD, union agreement to resume school in Detroit
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Aug 28, 7:17 AM: Detroit — Michigan's largest school district — Detroit Public Schools Community District — and its teachers union have come to terms on the reopening of schools for face-to-face learning in the year ahead, the two announced >
Jalen Rose’s relationship with Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores vital in charter school’s educational mission
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Aug 24, 8:20 AM: When the topic turns to the public charter school that bears his name, Jalen Rose becomes a preacher.
Learning pods have arrived in Michigan. Here’s why they’re causing controversy.
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Aug 24, 6:21 AM: Lena and Jesse Kauffman believed drastic measures were needed when Ann Arbor Public Schools announced it would start the year with remote learning only due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Detroit area Catholic schools reopen with in-person classes, wait lists
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Aug 20, 6:49 AM: Notre Dame is among the first wave of Michigan K-12 schools returning for face-to-face instruction five days a week, in contrast to many public schools that are offering hybrid or online-only classes. The school's decision to bring >
Editorial: Deal cheats schools that take on new students
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Aug 20, 5:31 AM: School choice is a lifetime for families trying to figure out how to deal with the pandemic. This legislation works against the flexibility parents need in finding the best option for their children.
Detroit teachers protest ahead of strike vote over safety
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Aug 19, 6:54 AM: The protest, which attracted about 20 cars near Northwestern High School, came the day before the Detroit Federation of Teachers is scheduled to vote on whether to launch a safety strike against the district, essentially refusing to >
Teachers rally outside of Senate Session calling for all classes to be online
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Aug 17, 4:02 AM: Happening right on the State Capitol law, during a rare Saturday Senate session, teachers and protesters gathered, calling for all instruction to be moved online. They called it the “Online Saves Lives Rally.
Detroit teachers to hold strike vote Wednesday over reopening schools during pandemic
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Aug 17, 3:57 AM: Teachers at Detroit Public Schools Community District plan to hold a vote on whether to strike over safety concerns about plans to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Could COVID-19 worsen teacher shortage?
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Aug 12, 7:31 AM: Do schools have enough teachers? Officials say the state already has a shortage and fear it could worsen during the pandemic.
Column: As schools move online, parents seek other options
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Aug 5, 5:26 AM: While school choice may not have been a huge concern for some Michigan families in the past, I’m guessing that many more parents and students are paying greater attention to their educational options.
What Could School Be Like in the Fall? Summer School in Detroit Offers a Preview
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Aug 3, 7:46 AM: Detroit’s foray into in-person summer school offers a glimpse of what students and parents may face when more schools reopen in the fall as the pandemic continues.
Kalamazoo teachers union warns against "outsourcing" online teaching jobs
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Aug 3, 7:14 AM: As Kalamazoo Public Schools was days away from announcing its back to school plan, the union that represented the district’s educators said it feared potential outsourcing could lead to inequity among students.
Editorial: Seek stability, fairness in student count
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Aug 3, 5:27 AM: In recent testimony before the Senate Education Committee, Rice raised the ire of school choice proponents with his suggestion of freezing enrollment to reduce the movement of students to other districts (in other words, nix the >
Angst over school reopening plans drives parents, educators to push back
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Jul 29, 7:04 AM: Uncertainty, angst and frustration over school reopening plans amid the COVID-19 pandemic have Michigan parents and teachers pushing back, making demands and plans of their own.
Michigan cyber school says it's seeing increase in enrollment
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Jul 27, 5:56 AM: As the new school year approaches, some parents are having second thoughts about sending their kids back to class, opting for online school instead.
Letter: Online charter schools provide alternative to public schools during COVID-19
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Jul 22, 7:25 AM: For these families, I would suggest giving online charter schools a hard look. These options aren’t new. In fact, they’re well established here in Michigan. Many families — mine included — have long been sending their children to >
Dems criticize GOP school reopening plan for ‘DeVos agenda’ of privatizing services
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Jul 22, 6:14 AM: House Education Committee members were split along party lines Tuesday while discussing potential changes to the GOP bill package for reopening schools in the fall during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michigan teachers not invited to legislative hearing on reopening schools
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Jul 16, 6:05 AM: The state House and Senate Education committees met Wednesday to discuss reopening plans for schools this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but an important perspective was left out of the conversation — teachers.

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