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Flint schools extends virtual learning period indefinitely
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Jan 21, 9:49 AM: Flint students will remain at home indefinitely starting next week, as the school district today announced that it will not be returning to the classroom on Jan. 24.
Virtual learning remains up for debate at metro Detroit schools as omicron surges
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Jan 19, 6:50 AM: The conversation on whether students should be in school or at home virtually learning continues.Harper Woods School District is currently virtual, unlike many other districts in our area.
Michigan Democratic Party deletes post questioning parents' role in schools
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Jan 18, 8:15 AM: The Michigan Democratic Party has deleted a weekend Facebook post that questioned the role parents have in deciding what is taught in public schools and drew criticism from conservative and school choice groups.
Parents, advocacy group ask federal judge to stop Michigan schools from going virtual
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Jan 6, 9:18 AM: Parents of Ann Arbor Public Schools' students with disabilities asked a federal judge Wednesday to stop Michigan schools from shifting to remote learning amid another COVID-19 surge.
Editorial: Schools, stay committed to keeping kids in class
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Jan 5, 8:03 AM: The omicron wave that’s spreading rapidly is also causing many schools to rethink their commitment to staying open. After more than a year and a half of disrupted learning for students, going virtual should be a last >
Parents scramble to find plans for kids while schools cancel; move to remote learning
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Jan 4, 7:04 AM: Families across metro Detroit had days to adjust after several school districts announced they were closing or returning to virtual learning this week.
Opinion: Supreme Court case could change education landscape in Michigan
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Jan 3, 7:12 AM: A Supreme Court case is poised to change how states treat religious schools and students. The forthcoming decision may deal a long-awaited, necessary blow to Michigan’s infamous Blaine Amendment.
Editorial: Use virtual learning for those kicked out of school
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Dec 30, 9:22 AM: Student suspensions and expulsions are skyrocketing since the deadly shooting at Oxford High School last month, as school officials practice increased vigilance to head-off any possible violence.
Whitmer bucks teacher unions and signs bill allowing school staff to be substitutes
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Dec 29, 8:37 AM: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer bucked teachers unions earlier this month and signed into law an expansion of substitute teacher eligibility as schools across the state grapple with staffing shortages.
Teachers union critical of new law aimed at addressing Michigan's teacher shortage
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Dec 28, 10:12 AM: A new law allows other school employees to work as substitute teachers until the end of the current school year to address a teacher shortage in the state.
Michigan schools are getting billions in COVID aid. Where is it going?
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Dec 20, 9:10 AM: Proof that $6 billion in federal education aid can transform schools is already on display across Michigan, from expanded summer programs to upgraded buildings to new staff hired to help students cope with the pandemic.
Opinion: Parents can reverse Whitmer's veto of needed learning flexibility
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Dec 20, 7:05 AM: Students shouldn’t be punished for struggling to learn. And parents shouldn’t be overwhelmed with expenses to help them. But when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed the Student Opportunity Scholarships Act, that’s exactly what she did to >
Opinion: Charter school families should celebrate 10 years of education opportunities
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Dec 16, 9:14 AM: Escuela Avancemos Academy is a charter school in southwest Detroit, located right in the shadow of the Ambassador Bridge. We serve almost 400 students, most of whom come from Spanish-speaking households, and almost all of whom are >
James Craig says underperforming schools should lose funding, Michigan can’t accept ‘status quo’
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Dec 14, 9:10 AM: Republican gubernatorial hopeful James Craig said underperforming schools should be held accountable by losing state funds if they don’t demonstrate improvement in standardized test results.
Detroit’s first remote Friday had hiccups, but ‘flowed with focus’
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Dec 7, 6:38 AM: The Detroit school district canceled in-person classes for three Fridays in December to address concerns about the need for a mental health break, rising COVID cases, and to have more time to clean buildings.
Petition for ‘voucher style’ school scholarship system approved by state board
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Dec 1, 7:25 AM: The Michigan Board of State Canvassers approved two petition summaries allowing the creation of so-called “Opportunity Scholarships” that would allow donors to get tax breaks on donations toward nonpublic education.
Panel OKs petitions creating student scholarships that opponents say amount to vouchers
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Nov 30, 6:56 AM: An effort to create a controversial education scholarship program giving contributors a tax break on donations could start collecting signatures in the next week or two after winning technical approvals Mondayfrom the Board of State >
Blaine Fights Back
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Nov 23, 9:59 AM: Michigan families sue, seeking the ability to use their 529 savings accounts to pay for tuition at private religious schools.
How Grand Rapids Public Schools is spending $723K to recruit students amid decades-long enrollment decline
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Nov 17, 7:09 AM: Grand Rapids Pubic Schools is investing hundreds of thousands of federal relief dollars into student recruitment and retention efforts in an effort to turn around a decades-long enrollment decline.
Some Kalamazoo students to remain virtual due to lack of in-person learning space
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Nov 16, 6:15 AM: For the upcoming second semester, Kalamazoo Public Schools received more than 100 requests for students to return to in-person learning.

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