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‘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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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. >
Remote learning ‘not sustainable,’ Whitmer says, praising schools for going back in person
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Feb 25, 7:04 AM: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer isn’t mandating that schools reopen for in-person learning – that decision is left to local school boards – but she is “pleased” that 97% of traditional public districts will offer in-person learning >
As 83% of schools go back to the classroom, the most vulnerable kids are getting left behind
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Feb 23, 7:08 AM: But while only 15% of districts say they’re still fully remote, researchers say those districts are disproportionately urban, have a high proportion of Black and low income students, and had lower average scores on the >
Crisis in the Classroom Part 2 -- a charter school success story
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Feb 23, 6:38 AM: Nearly seven years after we learned about alarmingly high lead levels in Flint’s water system, children in the city are still feeling the impact. Last night we showed you how schools in the city are struggling to respond >
Lansing schools target March 22 for return to in-person learning options
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Feb 19, 6:32 AM: The school district hopes to start offering hybrid learning options for students next month. Under the plan presented at a Board of Education meeting Thursday, students who opt for the hybrid option would continue with >
Driving Academic Improvement by Empowering Parents
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Feb 17, 8:30 AM: Central to turning around public education in Detroit—a city that has suffered from crushing debt, contracting student enrollment, and cratering student achievement—is reengaging the parents who had been largely cut out of >
State superintendent urges longer school year, expanding in-school instruction option
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Feb 4, 6:53 AM: State school superintendent Michael Rice is calling on lawmakers to require or incentivize school districts to have a longer school year next year because of learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Get them back in school”: Ann Arbor Reasonable Return hosts rally for in-person school
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Feb 1, 8:41 AM: With toddlers swaddled warmly in strollers, babies on parents’ shoulders and homemade signs in hand, over 100 parents, community members and Ann Arbor Public School students gathered downtown Saturday afternoon chanting >
Backlash against remote learning: Private schools experiencing increased enrollments, heightened interest
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Jan 26, 7:03 AM:

In a bad economy, Oakland County private schools are experiencing increased enrollment or heightened interest from parents willing to pay tuition to have their children attending in-person classes five days per week.

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Opinion: COVID-19 shows why Michigan families need education options
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Jan 26, 6:29 AM: Today Woodhams is thankful that her family has found a new school and an approach to learning that works better for them. Her children are among the nearly one-third of Michigan students who exercised some kind of >

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