Tag: Education

A second-grade student works behind a protection shield at a socially distanced desk at Wesley Elementary School.

Michigan education group presents priorities for $3.7 billion in federal funds via the American Rescue Plan

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic that has now killed over 1 million Americans, the federal government has allocated billions of dollars in funding for schools. Known as the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), the funds were distributed in three separate tranches: ESSER I – On March 27, 2020, Congress set aside approximately $13.2 billion of […]

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One local school board candidate – Hana Mitsusada-Boylan – proves who REALLY supports students & teachers

One local school board candidate – Hana Mitsusada-Boylan – proves who REALLY supports students & teachers

In a year when local school board races have turned into referendums on Donald Trump’s ultra-MAGA agenda, there’s one candidate for a local school board who is putting students and teachers above her own campaign. Hana Mitsusada-Boylan is running for the Trenton Public Schools Board of Education in the Downriver area of Michigan, just south of Detroit. In the middle […]

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Mitchell Robinson is the PERFECT choice for the Michigan State Board of Education

Mitchell Robinson is the PERFECT choice for the Michigan State Board of Education

As Democrats gather this weekend for the Michigan Democratic Party’s statewide endorsement convention, there are two Democrats seeking the endorsement for two seats on the State Board of Education. Incumbent Pam Pugh is one of them and continues to be a progressive voice on the issues that impact schools and education in our state. In addition to Ms. Pugh, there’s […]

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Now they’ve pissed off the librarians! – wsg Joyce McIntosh, Freedom to Read advocate

Now they’ve pissed off the librarians! – wsg Joyce McIntosh, Freedom to Read advocate

Joyce McIntosh on Twitter: @jmclibrarian Freedom to Read Foundation: FTRF.org The American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom: ALA.org/OIF Information on reporting censorship of books, etc. to the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom is HERE. Hannah Natanson at The Washington Post: Schools nationwide are quietly removing books from their libraries Alison R. Donahue at Michigan Advance: Book challenges […]

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Educating students in the absence of vaccine-defiance and ignorance – wsg Krystle DuPree

Educating students in the absence of vaccine-defiance and ignorance – wsg Krystle DuPree

Krystle DuPree can be found on Facebook at Facebook.com/TrusteeDuPree. Krystle DuPree at Eclectablog: Pervasive and Perverse Poverty Porn Krystle DuPree at Eclectablog: Childcare is critical infrastructure and for families of color, it’s even MORE critical COVID-19 in Michigan: COVID-19 in Washtenaw County, Michigan: Information about the Ann Arbor Public School system can be found HERE. Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin […]

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Virginia was not about education…but Democrats need to be

Virginia was not about education…but Democrats need to be

So, about Virginia… The election in Virginia was not about “education”–it was about racism, and white supremacy. Maybe if establishment Democrats hadn’t tacked hard right on education, starting with Bill Clinton and reaching a crescendo with Barack Obama and Arne Duncan, we wouldn’t have given up the “high road” on public education. There’s been a lot of discussion about the […]

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An elementary student waits for her bus to leave school after dismissal.

The American Rescue Plan is a chance for a new beginning in education and teaching children, especially those with special needs

The following essay was written by Trina Tocco. She is a resident of Royal Oak and has two amazing children who attend Ferndale Public Schools. When the pandemic hit, I had to make a choice – either one of my children wouldn’t be able to participate in virtual school because of mental illness or I would have to put my […]

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Parents & school administrators agree: Michigan Republicans are holding children hostage for political power

Parents & school administrators agree: Michigan Republicans are holding children hostage for political power

Nearly two months ago, the federal government made billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds available to the states. Michigan is in line for over $5 billion in relief funding, including $2.1 billion to re-open schools in our state. However, so far, none of that money has been allocated and, if its not used by the end of March, we […]

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What Will Happen When All The Teachers Are Gone?

What Will Happen When All The Teachers Are Gone?

I really tried to see “both sides” of this “reopen the schools” debate for the longest time…I know how hard it is to try to get anything done with little kids at home in normal times–multiply that by 100 during this pandemic. And I get the frustration that comes with trying to juggle work, bills, child care, and all the […]

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I’m a Teacher, and I’m Losing My Patience, Too

I’m a Teacher, and I’m Losing My Patience, Too

In spite of most of the US public being supportive of public education, our schools, and our children’s teachers, a small but vocal minority has been growing increasingly rambunctious about reopening schools. Recently, Dr. Ben Linas, a physician in Brookline, MA, added his apparently cranky voice to this debate, penning a piece for Vox titled, “I’m an epidemiologist and a […]

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The attack on public education is an attack on democracy – with special guest Jennifer Berkshire

The attack on public education is an attack on democracy – with special guest Jennifer Berkshire

Jennifer Berkshire on Twitter: @BisforBerkshire The Have You Heard podcast on Twitter: @HaveYouHeardPod Support the Have You Heard podcast by becoming a Patreon sponsor HERE. Buy A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door at wolfattheschoolhousedoor.com Veena Dubal and Juliet B. Schor at The New York Times: Gig Workers Are Employees. Start Treating Them That Way. Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Prop […]

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