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No apparent deal between Whitmer and Republicans, but House gives COVID-19...

After passing through the House Wednesday afternoon, the long-awaited COVID-19 relief bills are heading to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk — but not before Democrats...

Biden urges states to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is urging states to prioritize teachers for COVID-19 vaccines, setting a goal of ensuring that every pre-kindergarten through 12th...

Nessel backs U of M firearm ban before Mich. Supreme Court

The University of Michigan's longtime rule banning firearms from campus now has the support of the state's chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Dana...

Whitmer expands COVID-19 grants for teachers

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Monday that Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), Head Start, adult education and young adult special education classroom teachers are now...

Column: I’m a teacher. Why am I considered expendable?

In the timeless movie “Almost Famous,” main character William Miller loses his temper. “Who am I to you?” he shouts. “WHO AM I TO...

Feds say standardized tests won’t be waived

Schools will still have to administer federal standardized testing this year, according to the new Biden administration, but the regulations will be more lenient...

Bills you may have missed, from limiting Whitmer’s powers to stopping...

State lawmakers have introduced bills on topics ranging from providing relief from the COVID-19 pandemic to changing how candidates for the State Board of...

Added COVID-19 testing on the way with $1.6B from the Biden...

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is directing $1.6 billion to bolster COVID-19 testing nationally, including money to expand testing in schools and homeless shelters, boost...

Two-thirds of low-income students miss out on Michigan financial aid program

Only one-third of the over 400,000 eligible undergraduates in Michigan are actually receiving college grants available to them from the state’s largest financial aid...

Column: Finally, Michigan offers financial aid to older students

This month, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the launch of Michigan Reconnect, a financial aid program that pays for two years of community college...

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