Michigan school opinions
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.
Our future business leaders will emerge more flexible and adept if they examine what it’s like to ride through a crisis.
The rigor is still there, the assignments are still there, the reaching out and motivation are still there, but the human component is lacking in some of the crucial moments as a teacher.
An open letter to Detroit seniors: Even in the midst of COVID-19, we believe in a #CollegeBoundDetroit.
Now’s the time — this spring and summer — to explore, to develop, and to deploy a new way of doing things in Michigan schools: a switch to mastery-based learning, a new concept for a lot of us.
We need to address the discrepancies in equitable funding that lead to less opportunity and fewer supports for students with the greatest need. To get there, the authors suggest three important steps.
The men and women on the front lines — the physicians, nurses and pharmacists battling COVID-19 statewide — are often products of Michigan’s public universities.
Medical experts have made it clear that putting children back into crowded classrooms and hallways puts them at risk, two Michigan superintendents write.
Equity matters, even during COVID-19. "We should not allow this health crisis to further exacerbate the achievement gap between various student groups."
Online and offline, teachers are solving crises and delivering quality education amid the new coronavirus outbreak. That should count for something, this guest author writes.
Our guest author, a former member of the State Board of Education,says his recommendations from 18 years ago should be implemented to address the current educational crisis amid the coronavirus.
"Will we take the necessary measures to ensure lives are saved, or will we be mourning the loss of loved ones because of willful disregard of all the warning signs?" this Michigan school superintendent asks in this Guest Commentary.
"Flunking a student is immediately traumatic and is more likely to be experienced by those students who are categorized as poor, male and/or minority," the group of Upper Peninsula school superintendents writes.
Robert McMahan says universities must change, or companies are going to stop buying what they’re selling. Kettering graduates produce the highest return on financial investment of any Michigan university.