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'Homeschooling growth is off the charts' | What to know about homeschooling in Michigan
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Aug 27, 5:49 AM: As the debate over masks in schools rages on, many parents have chosen to homeschool their kids. In fact, homeschooling has been gaining popularity since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020.
Michigan Supreme court sides with state on local government, school funding
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Jul 30, 9:13 AM: The Michigan Supreme Court sided mostly with the state Wednesday in a consequential case on the state’s role in funding local governments and schools.
Detroit district, union agreement gives teachers $2,000 to work inside school buildings
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Jul 27, 1:54 PM: Teachers in the Detroit school district will receive $2,000 in hazard pay for teaching in person during the upcoming school year. More money would be available for those who teach in person and online.
Whitmer’s veto of reading scholarships sparks voucher debate
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Jul 27, 12:13 PM: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's veto of $155 million in proposed spending on reading scholarships for students has sparked fresh criticism from opponents who say it would have addressed pandemic-related learning loss and approval from those >
Full-time virtual schools expand in Michigan in wake of COVID
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Jul 21, 3:05 PM: There will be at least 18 new, full-time virtual school options available to Michigan students this coming school year, most operated by traditional school districts that also will offer in-person instruction. The total number of >
Gov. Whitmer calls for big boost in state education spending
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May 28, 7:52 AM: Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she wants to use federal COVID relief funds and a surprise increase in state tax revenue to invest more in public education in Michigan.
Parents Want Better Than Business as Usual in Education
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May 21, 9:31 AM: To be clear, every child in Michigan deserves the option of full-time, in-person learning. Even so, making this the sole focus of efforts to revitalize K-12 education would only result in lost student opportunities. The evidence >
In-person classes in Detroit schools could resume Monday under board plan
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May 19, 7:41 AM: In-person learning could resume Monday at Detroit Public Schools Community District after school officials approved the use of a safety matrix to decide whether pauses on face-to-face learning at individual schools and districtwide >
Michigan asked ex-teachers to return to school. In 3 weeks, 1,200 said yes.
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May 19, 7:36 AM: To help fill the gap, the Michigan Department of Education sent emails in April to more than 30,000 former educators. Come back to the classroom, State Superintendent Michael Rice pleaded, and Michigan will waive the requirement of >
‘I don’t want the flame to go away’: Why more Detroit parents are pushing for in-person learning
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May 18, 6:33 AM: Tyrise Carey couldn’t contain her excitement this past winter when the Detroit school district announced plans to reopen its learning centers, where students have gotten support from staff while the coronavirus has shut down regular >
Michigan teachers union seeks relief for ‘overworked and underpaid’ educators
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May 10, 8:15 AM: It’s no surprise that Michigan is experiencing an educator shortage in every school district. The Michigan Education Association is pushing for a solution by empowering the community to compel lawmakers to act.
Mom says Rochester school board called her work after remote learning comments on social media
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May 5, 5:22 AM: According to the lawsuit filed by Elena Dinverno, the school board president and superintendent contacted her employer after she posted her thoughts about the plans on Facebook group pages which ultimately led to her >
Hybrid school isn't working, some Michigan parents, teachers say. Here's why.
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Apr 30, 6:39 AM: For educators, teaching virtually and in-person at the same time can be frustrating, contributing to the burnout exasperating an ongoing teacher shortage. And parents with students still learning remotely say the quality of the >
Thousands of Michigan students will get free WiFi hotspots and internet for remote learning
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Apr 12, 5:44 AM: Thousands of Michigan students like those at Godfrey-Lee still continue to grapple with remote learning challenges due to unreliable internet connect, even a full year into COVID-19 pandemic learning.
Feds reject Michigan's plea to cancel state student assessments
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Apr 7, 7:28 AM: Federal education officials have denied Michigan's request to cancel state assessments this school year, clearing the way for the year-end tests to begin next week and leaving some districts scrambling to figure out logistics for >
Michigan lost 62,000 students this fall. Black enrollment fell 5%.
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Mar 19, 6:20 AM:

But the declines were not limited to kindergarten. Enrollment in certain categories fell more steeply than overall enrollment, notably among white well-off students, as well as students who are African-American, or from low-income >

Private Michigan schools may receive public funding for health expenses, state Supreme Court says with silence
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Mar 18, 6:11 AM: A refusal by the Michigan Supreme Court to re-hear a case that previously resulted in a 3-3 deadlock means public funding can be spent on health measures at private schools. A coalition of education and parent groups filed a lawsuit >
Student failure rates drive in-person learning increase at Jackson Public Schools
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Mar 10, 8:54 AM: Jackson Public Schools will soon offer more in-person classes, citing students’ struggles with hybrid learning as a motivating factor to get them more face-to-face time with teachers.
Kalamazoo mom moves three hours away from her husband to find in-person learning
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Mar 9, 6:24 AM: Some parents protested the district's decision to not offer in-person learning options for students during the spring 2021 trimester. Another Kalamazoo parent launched an online fundraiser to hire a law firm to potentially take >
Kalamazoo Public Schools will remain virtual despite strong pushback from some parents
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Feb 26, 7:18 AM: Coats was among dozens of parents on Thursday who shared both concern and support for the decision by Kalamazoo Public Schools administrators to continue online-only learning for the remainder of the school year.

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