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Kalamazoo schools to offer parents a choice of whether to send their children back to school

KPS will offer both online and in-person classes, allowing parents to choose which way is right for their families.

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Why doesn’t Michigan require social distancing in schools?

Distance is one of the primary ways to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But the governor’s school reopening plan stops short of requiring it.

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Governor unveils plan to reopen schools

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday unveiled a much-anticipated plan to reopen K-12 schools in the fall. The 63-page MI Safe Schools plan lays out requirements and recommendations for school districts depending on how severely the coronavirus is affecting them. Currently, most of Michigan is in Phase 4 of the governor’s six phase MI Safe Start […]

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Portage schools weighs layoffs to deal with budget shortfall

The district’s spending plan could result in the loss of three dozen teachers and 60 other staff.

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Kalamazoo schools passes $7.4M budget cut

Cuts will come from lower staffing, pay cuts, and eliminating programs.

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State education leaders want to pause standardized tests

Leaders say educators need flexibility in teaching during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kalamazoo schools seeks parent input on fall reopening

The district will hold a series of online listening sessions to get feedback from parents on plans for the fall.

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State GOP leaders propose $1.3B schools bailout

State House and Senate leaders say federal money could be used to fill school districts’ budget holes.

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Report: Remote learning leaves poor and rural students behind

A report shows that students in rural areas and low-income districts don’t have adequate access to internet service.

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Portage schools could cut pay, benefits, and middle school sports

Portage Public Schools is searching for ways to make up for an $8 million budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic.