Michigan school opinions
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.
With a pause in school testing, now is the perfect time for Michigan to rethink its punitive third-grade reading law.
The writer, a rising senior at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, argues that students should not have to choose between education and safety during an uncertain pandemic. Staying home is the best choice.
One way to end discrimination and racism is to overcome fear and ignorance through direct engagement and understanding.
Requiring tests score for the fall 2020 application cycle creates an inequitable admission barrier that most negatively impacts urban and rural students amid a pandemic, the author writes.
The state's school superintendent urges Michiganders to lobby Congress directly for funding that preserves educational services.
Educators and researchers at the Michigan State University College of Education, the University of Michigan School of Education and the Wayne State University College of Education are redoubling our efforts to assist school districts, parents and children deal with the challenges posed during a global coronavirus pandemic.