Talent & Education
To prosper, Michigan must be a more educated place. Bridge will explore the challenges in education and identify policies and initiatives that address them.
Michigan kids (and their parents) look forward to summer camps. But some are closing for the year and others aren’t sure about their programming, as a precaution during the pandemic.
Michigan Tech and Lake Superior State University plan to return to in-person classes this fall, joining Northern Michigan University that had announced the same decision earlier. That’s an easier call in the Upper Peninsula, where there are currently few COVID-19 cases
Grand Valley State University plans to resume traditional, in-person classes in September. So far, Michigan colleges that have made decisions about the fall semester run the gamut from fully online to back-to-normal.
The 21,000-student Lansing Community College will move most of its classes online for the fall semester, due to continuing fears about the coronavirus pandemic. Is the school’s plan a precursor to similar announcements on other campuses?
The Upper Peninsula public university is the first Michigan college to announce it is going forward with in-person classes in September. Most schools have put off making a decision for now.
A poll of Michigan K-12 families finds mixed reviews of remote learning and concern about academics. But a plurality would still prefer a normal school year in fall, rather than a longer year or forced summer school.
A recent poll of Michigan families with K-12 students shows overwhelming, bipartisan support for keeping classrooms closed for the rest of this school year.
Oakland University becomes the first in Michigan to detail what college during coronavirus will look like. Students will meet online and come to campus in masks. Sports will continue. But not before fans.
Already bleeding hundreds of millions of dollars because of coronavirus shutdowns, Michigan college and university officials try to plan a future with ‘more questions than answers.’
A group of Detroit students asked: Is there a constitutional right to literacy? A United States appeals court says yes.
The coronavirus pandemic is causing jitters among incoming college students and the colleges themselves. So 40 Michigan public and private colleges are offering their admissions officers’ phone numbers.
Already bleeding hundreds of millions of dollars because of coronavirus shutdowns, Michigan college and university officials are huddling on scenarios for a fall semester expected to be like none in the past.
The push to assemble plans for remote learning is remarkable, but also shines light on disparities between affluent school districts (think online learning) and lower-income schools (homework packets).
The learning deficit that a Mayville third-grade teacher fears from her “kiddos” being out of classrooms for nearly six months is playing out across the state.
All families with K-12 students eligible for free or reduced lunch will receive EBT cards that can be used for groceries — no sign-up for the cards required. Meanwhile, schools are still providing meals, too.
Uncomfortable being separated from their students for three weeks, Michigan educators are now scrambling to teach remotely for the rest of the school year. It won’t be easy.
Seniors will graduate, others will move up a grade, and teachers get paid. But if you’ve bought a prom dress, you’re probably out of luck.
It wasn’t a decision anyone wanted to make, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shut the state’s school buildings for the remainder of the school year. School districts will ramp up remote learning for their homebound students.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to close schools for the year, graduate seniors, move other students up a grade, waive the third-grade reading law and ensure teachers and other staff are paid.
School and legislative leaders are meeting to determine how best to continue education if the coronavirus keeps classrooms closed for months.