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September 23, 2020
Michigan lawmakers poised to approve $62.8B state budget with slight increase in K-12 spending

Lawmakers are expected to kick out a $62.75 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year this week, trimming funding to some state agencies but avoiding cuts to schools.

Michigan lawmakers poised to approve $62.8B state budget with slight increase in K-12 spending

September 14, 2020
Betsy DeVos calls online-only schools a ‘tragedy’ for kids, urges in-person learning

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos acknowledged there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to schools reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic – but she believes it’s vital for all school leaders to come up with a plan to bring students back into the classroom for in-person learning.

Betsy DeVos calls online-only schools a ‘tragedy’ for kids, urges in-person learning

September 14, 2020
Michigan school data on coronavirus outbreaks may be a week old when you get it

As many Michigan schools transition back to the classroom, close attention is being paid to where COVID-19 outbreaks are happening.

Michigan school data on coronavirus outbreaks may be a week old when you get it

September 13, 2020
The show goes on for Michigan high school marching bands, just not at games

Marching bands are used to spending most of the game on the sidelines, but the novel coronavirus pandemic has thus far kept them off the field.

The show goes on for Michigan high school marching bands, just not at games

September 9, 2020
Gov. Whitmer: Football players, other athletes must mask up, even while competing

Michigan high school athletes in football, soccer and volleyball should keep those face coverings handy. They will need to continue wearing them, even during the heat of competition.

Gov. Whitmer: Football players, other athletes must mask up, even while competing