Southfield Public Schools sent out an email to warn its 5,600 families after the district was contacted by concerned parents who heard a national story about self-harm and online suicide games.
Michigan requested Monday that standardized test scores be waived for the next year of class due to a disruptive school year following the pandemic. Instead, the state wants schools to use beginning and end of year benchmark assessments.
There are some criteria. Participants should be learning virtually come from a low-income home, or have a parent whos a first responder. So far the tutors are helping 15 students across Metro Detroit.
The College Board said Tuesday it will eliminate the optional essay from the SAT and do away with subject tests amid a changing college admissions landscape.
After push-back, last fall, the teachers' union, and the Detroit Public School Community District agreed to base the return to in-person learning on the infection rate. Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti says it must be below 5 percent. Right now in Detroit, it's at 7 percent.
In Novi, they have had a hybrid-online and in-person plan in place since September. The assistant superintendent of Novi Community School says they've proven in-person learning is safe with Social distancing, masks, and hand washing. He says vaccines have to be ramped up immediately.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer plans to call on schools to return to the classroom on March 1.
School districts across the state of Michigan are taking different approaches to in-person learning for high schoolers as restrictions were lifted this week from the MDHHS.
Children are more at risk of contracting the coronavirus at a social gathering than in a classroom or childcare setting, a study by the University of Mississippi Medical Center found.
Darrion Cockrell joined a gang when he was 10 years old. Today, he’s keeping his students from going down a similar path.
A West Virginia school superintendent said she will not deprive her district’s students of the first snow day of the year, despite many children learning from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Novi School District is working with moving trucks to bring school desks and chairs to kids’ homes so they feel like they are in class while Zooming.
"This policy designed to provide safety and a sense of belonging to our students, especially for those who find themselves marginalized," said Patti McCoin, school board president.
Nonpublic schools in Michigan sued the state after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended her coronavirus restrictions that keep in-person instruction closed through Dec. 20.
Even before the pandemic, Native youth had the highest dropout rates in the U.S., leaving school at more than twice the rate of white children, according to federal statistics.
A new study has found that a majority of parents are worried about the effects the pandemic is having on their children's mental health.
Michigan State University has announced plans to return to a two-year living requirement for students that will be reinstated next fall.
As the Detroit school district has shifted to full-scale online learning, school officials are creating 13 technology support hubs to better assist families.
The analysis of data from nearly 4.4 million U.S. students in grades 3-8 represents one of the first significant measures of the pandemic’s impacts on learning.
To the alarm of school district officials, immunization rates have plummeted in California during the pandemic