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Few Michigan districts require staff vaccines amid COVID spike

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Michigan schools are getting billions in COVID aid. Where is it going?

Some districts have asked for community priorities and promised to keep the public informed about spending. Other districts have put in less effort.

Michigan schools seek options as staff shortages and COVID cases converge

More Michigan schools could open before Labor Day under House bill

First month of classes in Detroit sees virtual school challenges, demand for hourly employees continues

Security guard shortage drives Detroit schools to raise pay and prompts safety concerns

Vitti gets high marks for his pandemic response: Detroit school board

Detroit school board reschedules meeting where it will decide on suspending in-person learning 

Detroit district considers pausing in-person instruction for one week after spring break to prevent COVID spread

Michigan pushed harder for classrooms to reopen. It’s leading to confusion, but not much change.

Michigan’s top education leader calls for canceling state exam requirement

‘We’re out of time for excuses’: Michigan school leaders say lawmakers must finalize education spending 

Detroit district asks parents to pick face-to-face or online instruction for their children this fall

‘Parents should not have to make a choice’: Michigan group calls for suspension of face-to-face instruction this fall 

Survey: Michigan parents worried about being able to work if schools don’t reopen

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing our daily reality

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Auditorium classrooms, shorter days, and lots of Plexiglas: Draft plan offers a peek into Detroit district’s return to school.

Michigan education leaders, worried about state funding cuts, push to preserve federal dollars for schools

With a budget crunch looming, this Michigan school is going virtual for good. Educators worry it’s a ‘foot in the door’ for online learning.

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Major changes coming to district as Detroit school board OKs restructuring plan

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Ambitious new school at Marygrove hits another snag as interim principal leaves unexpectedly

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More zzz’s may be on the way for high schoolers in Detroit as district weighs later start times

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Just two months after a new ‘cradle-to-career’ school opened, Detroit principal is under investigation and on leave 

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How 30 minutes could make or break Detroit school ‘right to read’ lawsuit

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Fighting bullying with kindness: Every student in the Detroit district will get weekly classes in respect, compassion

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After a year, drinking water is flowing again in Detroit district schools

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The Detroit school district sets the stage to improve in key areas such as enrollment, absenteeism

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High turnover of security guards prompts Detroit district to hire its own force

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School is out for most Detroiters. Here’s what you told us you learned this year.

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As Detroit teachers demonstrate, they send a big message to leaders: ‘We want real raises.’

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After backlash from teachers, Detroit district backs away from controversial calendar

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