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Education advocates call for new approach to how schools get coronavirus aid
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Jun 26, 6:54 AM: The Detroit Public Schools Community District, for example, with 81% of its students eligible for the federal lunch program, received $1,684 per student. Outside the district, Rutherford Winans Academy, a Detroit charter, >
Opinion: Pandemic didn’t halt these Detroit students’ education
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Jun 26, 6:34 AM: Almost all of our students live in poverty, most come from working class families, and 20-30% of our students are English language learners. Every day, my colleagues and I fight for our students to meet and exceed the >
Michigan GOP return-to-school proposal calls for more local flexibility, more money
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Jun 24, 5:46 AM: Republican lawmakers in the state House and Senate announced their return-to-school plan on the Capitol steps Tuesday, which they said aims to give "schools maximum flexibility to empower students and parents in the coming >
Michigan leaders urged to shield vulnerable students from education cuts
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Jun 23, 8:24 AM: Education advocates are calling on state leaders to insulate Michigan's most vulnerable students from the effects of steep budget cuts for which schools across the state are preparing amid the coronavirus crisis. >
Column: Offering remote learning option for students K-12 is playing with their future
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Jun 23, 6:55 AM: No matter how much advanced virtual schooling becomes sooner or later it will be exhausting on the personal and family lives of students who opt for it. There is absolutely no substitute for in-person learning. >
Huron Valley, Roseville schools launch online learning programs for fall
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Jun 19, 7:07 AM: Some Michigan school districts are not waiting for the governor and her education council to come up with a plan to safely reopen classrooms, choosing instead to launch 100% online schools and programs as an option for >
When coronavirus closed schools, some Detroit students went missing from class. These educators had to find them.
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Jun 15, 7:58 AM: At the University Yes Academy, which, like Loving, is in Detroit’s six-school New Paradigm for Education charter network, Principal Robert Hines said his staff found one student by convincing his friends to reach out to >
Editorial: If black lives matter, let's prove it by fixing our schools
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Jun 8, 7:54 AM:

When Michigan sends Detroit children, almost all of them black, into buildings that are sometimes literally falling apart, into classrooms too often staffed by substitute teachers, to be taught from books published in >

Opinion: Preserve funding for Native American charter schools
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Jun 2, 6:36 AM: COVID-19 has rattled Michigan’s economy, and the state’s education budget will take an estimated $1.2 billion hit this year. And as legislators look to trim expenses, history would suggest that charter school funding could >
Opinion: Michigan lags in a path forward for schools
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May 26, 6:26 AM: School buildings have been closed for more than two months, and districts statewide have submitted “continuity of learning plans” for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan >
Detroit schools to boost starting teacher salaries by 33%
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May 22, 6:23 AM: "What we're trying to do is recruit teachers with experience from mainly metro Detroit districts and charter schools," said he said. "I think that's where the opportunity is highest to recruit.
Success Virtual school predicts enrollment spike
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May 19, 6:28 AM: Success Virtual Learning Center, located at 1000 S. Monroe St., is a nontraditional diploma program mostly targeted toward high school students who might not have found success in traditional high schools.
GVSU charter schools using hybrid education during coronavirus pandemic
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May 18, 6:42 AM: A Grand Valley State University study provides an overview of how the 78 charter schools it authorizes statewide support student learning and social and emotional well-being during the coronavirus pandemic.
Opinion: Charter schools lead in innovation during pandemic
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May 18, 6:14 AM: The study found its charter public school teachers are seizing the opportunity to push learning beyond traditional boundaries and expectations. Grand Valley charter public school teachers are using multiple methods of >
Settlement for Detroit literacy lawsuit eyes nearly $100M in funding
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May 15, 7:30 AM: A historic settlement reached between the state and Detroit students calls for $94.5 million in future literacy funding, a $280,000 payout among seven plaintiffs and the creation of two Detroit task forces to help ensure a >
Detroit's U Prep Schools Rolls Out Virtual Open House Experiences
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May 15, 6:57 AM: Prospective students, families can meet school leadership, faculty and staff, and learn about how U Prep prepares students for success
Virtual Academy Sees a Surge in Interest for Fall Enrollment
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May 6, 6:30 AM: Virtual schools are seeing an increase in enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opinion: Current crisis an opportunity for school reform
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May 4, 5:44 AM: Though the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Michigan hard, our state will rebound, and in the process we can strengthen some of our most important institutions.
GVSU accelerated degree program piques interest amid coronavirus pandemic
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Apr 30, 7:59 AM: More than two months ago, Grand Valley State University President Philomena Mantella announced a new online, accelerated degree program with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that has appeal amid the coronavirus pandemic. >
How One Detroit Charter Network Has Navigated Coronavirus
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Apr 29, 7:23 AM: Late night phone calls, tears, and video lessons: How one Detroit charter network has navigated 46 days of coronavirus closures.

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