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Senate OKs bipartisan education legislation, receives backlash from Dems, ed groups

During a rare Saturday session, the Senate approved a bipartisan education deal that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and legislative leaders announced late Friday night that...

Barber calls on Trump, U.S. Senate to back Poor People’s Campaign

In a wide-ranging interview, a leading national civil rights leader called on the federal government to enact reform to allow the families of victims...

Teachers feel ignored in school reopening decision-making

Amy Watkins, a high school English teacher at Van Buren Public Schools in Belleville, stood on the Capitol steps Thursday with a list of...

Education leaders need answers from state, feds in order to reopen...

Michigan education leaders and superintendents say they’re preparing for the school year the best they can, but they need better support from the state...

Whitmer requires masks at childcare centers and camps

Children and staff at childcare centers and camps must wear a face mask at all times when indoors under Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest executive...

Rep. Andy Levin: Here’s the missing link to school reopenings 

I just hosted a Zoom call with suburban Detroit educators. It was heart-wrenching.  They spoke of teachers asking about life insurance and legal services to...

Column: Here’s what schools need during COVID-19 and beyond

As we begin to reimagine K-12 education in a post-COVID-19 world, it is imperative we use research to guide our decisions to help all...

Gov. amends fire code so colleges can use large spaces for...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will allow colleges and universities to convert large spaces for instruction without approval or inspection in order to ensure social distancing...

Teachers finally invited to testify about school reopening concerns

Two teachers were asked to testify during the Senate Education and Career Readiness committee meeting Tuesday — the first time educators were able to...

Levin, Warren probe if Trump admin. exerted political pressure on CDC...

Two Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday asked the heads of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Education Department for their...

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