Michigan’s Black teacher workforce declined 48 percent between 2005 and 2015, far outpacing overall declines in the size of the state’s educator corps, according to a new study from Michigan State University.
On October 27, Bridge Michigan reporters Mike Wilkinson, Ron French and Tracie Mauriello will discuss the current state COVID mandates in the state’s K-12 schools, what’s driving them and what the data tells us.
Gretchen Whitmer is hardly alone among governors in resisting calls for statewide mandate. That’s partly because Michigan’s case rates are relatively low, but also because of deeply divided opinions on the issue.
Teacher training could soon include instruction on recognizing signs of mental struggles. Advocates say these skills are more needed than ever given the added strain the pandemic placed on children and adolescents.
Detroit schools are essentially barred from raising their own funds to repair deteriorated buildings, which would cost about $1.5 billion. Now, federal support may enable leaders to do what a series of state-appointed managers could not — rebuild Detroit’s schools.
A new state audit on Michigan’s cyber charter schools raises questions about whether students are participating in the classes in which they’re enrolled, and whether they’re receiving the required hours of instruction.