Scott McClallen

Gov. Whitmer wants $280 million to recover learning loss in Michigan

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to spend $280 million of the state’s projected $3 billion surplus on learning loss recovery. The spending…

Detroit schools, teachers’ union clash over mask policy

(The Center Square) – About 53,406 kids attending Detroit Public Schools Community District still must wear a mask through the end of the regular school…

Study: Remote learning a ‘primary driver’ of widening achievement gaps

(The Center Square) – A new working paper analyzed testing data from 2.1 million students in 49 states plus D.C. and found that “remote instruction…

Michigan schools get $10 million in safety grants

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that 150 awards were given to 57 local school districts, 14 intermediate school districts, 40 nonpublic schools,…

CRT protest planned over Jackson County Public Schools

(The Center Square) – A group called “Save Our Schools” is hosting a news conference at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, at the Commonwealth…

Whitmer gives $1M to create 1,960 children’s savings accounts

(The Center Square) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer awarded $1 million to two Children’s Savings Account (CSA) pilot programs, which will provide education money for 1,960…

CDC study: remote learning hurt kids’ mental health

(The Center Square) – When schools pivoted to remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the first casualty was kids’ mental health. A new study by the Centers…

Minneapolis students face longer days, stuck in school through June 24 after long union strike

(The Center Square) – More than 29,000 Minneapolis kids can return to school Tuesday after striking teachers have canceled school for the 15th day. Members…

29,000 Minneapolis kids without school for 10th day as teachers strike

(The Center Square) – First, COVID-19 disrupted classes in 2020, and now it’s teachers keeping kids out of class in 2022. More than 29,000 Minneapolis students…

Rochester Schools paid $188,750 to settle lawsuit over district’s dossier of critical parents

(The Center Square) – Rochester Community Schools (RCS) paid $188,750 to settle a lawsuit accusing the district of collecting a dossier of parents critical of…

Justice Page Middle schoolers get BLM protest advice

(The Center Square) — Justice Page Middle School in Minneapolis gave protest advice in a school newsletter on Feb. 15 after police killed 22-year-old Amir…