Education

Bipartisan bills push for stronger literacy resources for children with dyslexia

A bipartisan bill package aimed at improving child literacy, especially for children with dyslexia, was introduced in the Senate last week. The four-bill package, which...

State reports 24 new outbreaks in schools, colleges

At least 58 public schools and 26 colleges and universities are reporting Monday new or ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks, according to DHHS data. Last week,...

Whitmer enacts restrictions in U.P., citing uptick in COVID-19 cases

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday ordered Michigan’s Upper Peninsula back to Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan after the region experienced a...

Michigan to begin pilot testing COVID-19 contact tracing app

Michigan will begin pilot testing an app in East Lansing that will aid the state in COVID-19 contact tracing. Use of the system is voluntary....

Civil Rights Commission cites education ‘inequities’ in report inspired by Flint...

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) on Wednesday released a 62-page report outlining inequities in Michigan’s K-12 education system. It offered specific recommendations for...

Whitmer signs bipartisan budget, but GOP leaders still get digs in

Hours before the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday signed a $62.8 billion budget that was...

DeVos won’t appeal decision in Nessel lawsuit over private school funds 

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos won’t appeal a court ruling that annuls an interim final department rule requiring K-12 public schools to share federal CARES...

60K enroll in state’s free tuition program for frontline workers

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Sept. 10 a state program offering free college tuition for essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. The state says...

Almost 70 schools, colleges have coronavirus cases

Michigan Technological University has canceled all in-person classes for two weeks to help mitigate the rising number of COVID-19 cases on campus and across...

Months into the pandemic, digital divide still leaves poor kids at...

Members of the U.S. Senate are pushing for $4 billion in the next coronavirus relief package to help students in rural and low-income areas...

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