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July 2, 2020
Masks, class sizes and busing: 10 ways Michigan schools could look different this fall

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is optimistic that Michigan schools will be able to reopen for in-person learning this fall.

But things might look a little different than a non-pandemic year.

Masks, class sizes and busing: 10 ways Michigan schools could look different this fall

June 17, 2020
Gov. Whitmer ‘optimistic’ Michigan schools can reopen this fall

Michigan schools will be able to reopen for in-person learning with strict safety measures in place, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday.

Gov. Whitmer ‘optimistic’ Michigan schools can reopen this fall

May 20, 2020
District leaders fear ‘unsustainable’ cuts without relief

Educators around Michigan are sounding the alarm on potential cuts that would devastate public education if lawmakers don’t work to deliver financial relief. 

District leaders fear ‘unsustainable’ cuts without relief

May 15, 2020
New council to plan for reopening Michigan schools under latest Whitmer order

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday an executive order that creates a council tasked with creating the road map for how schools in Michigan will safely return to classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New council to plan for reopening Michigan schools under latest Whitmer order

 

May 12, 2020
Senator warns of potential 25% cut in Michigan school funds

A lawmaker warned Tuesday of a potential 25% cut in state funding for K-12 schools because of economic fallout from the pandemic, saying he is not “banking” on Congress sending additional aid to states or giving flexibility to use previously passed rescue money.

Senator warns of potential 25% cut in Michigan school funds