Michigan school opinions
It’s not just pre-pandemic lessons from which we need to draw. We also need to learn from lessons from the pandemic, Michigan's superintendent writes.
The pandemic has illuminated the need for Michigan to change its education system, this former superintendent writes.
Local schools and school districts should continue to work with the widest range of community partners—faith-based institutions, social service agencies, law enforcement, and others—to ensure that every child in each community is receiving an education.
To ensure that Michigan’s vulnerable students and families receive the support they need and deserve, we urge Michigan leaders to invest immediately in the most effective, highest leverage research-based strategies to begin to address troubling inequities.
Channeling the grit of the students they serve, Michigan’s community colleges are fighting to stay open amid a pandemic that has upended postsecondary education.
Federal funding is about to run out, and with them, a backbone of economic support for the state of Michigan.
Honoring essential workers with free tuition is good public policy.
Remote learning is not the 'tragedy' that is playing out. The real tragedy is the lack of national commitment to supporting public education and educators.
COVID cases are on the rise again, and despite our best efforts, the current in-person models of opening and closing schools don’t seem sustainable long-term.
The new school year began under an obsolete school funding approach that disregards the unique needs of students and threatens our state’s economic resurgence.
Big Ten college football is set to begin Oct. 24. A professor of sport management at the University of Michigan addresses some benefits and potential drawbacks of playing football too soon.
No doubt, the coronavirus is dangerous, but so is social isolation, writes a superintendent, whose district had the first student in northern Michigan test positive for COVID-19.
This is the time to commit to a fairer funding system that moves Michigan from its position as one of the least fair states for educational opportunity.
An 11th-grader in Beaverton in central Michigan returns to school. Mask compliance is shaky. Emotions are raw. And students and teachers are doing their best to cope with a bizarre new reality.
As a state, we should be focused on bringing our infection rates down so that the students who need face-to-face education the most are able to safely receive in-person education as soon as possible, the president of the AFT-Michigan argues.
Learning shouldn’t just be about where learning takes place, it should be about student achievement and understanding, a Michigan principal writes, in his advice to parents.
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Surveys make it clear that Michigan parents have strong, different views on how children should return to education this fall. Schools should respond by offering options.
A veteran public school teacher loves his job and his students, but has strong reservations about returning to in-person learning without safety assurances.
The state’s roadmap for school reopening during the pandemic allows flexibility for communities to make their own decisions, while requiring safety protocols meant to help stem the spread of COVID-19, says AFT teacher union president David Hecker.