The Senate education committee chair said drastic cuts of $2,000 per student may be unavoidable in the fall following huge tax revenue losses from the pandemic. School officials cite the need for more services, not fewer.
Thousands of fans used to cheer at rivalry games pitting basketball powers — Flint Central, Northern and Northwestern. Now there is just one, Southwestern, as students have fled the struggling school district.
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?
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.
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.
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).
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.