Education

The Lansing School District is working with the city of Lansing and other partners to provide safe places for children of working parents to attend class.


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The Michigan House has passed a series of bills that address school funding in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 


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The beginning of the school year is almost here in Michigan. But who gets to go back to school and when, isn't clear.  Lawmakers are set to make their recommendation this weekend in a rare Saturday session of the Michigan legislature.  


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Courtesy photo / Lansing Community College

For Steve Robinson, taking the job of president at Lansing Community College is a story of coming home. He attended MSU, where he had a student job at WKAR, and he taught at LCC. He was most recently president of Owens Community College in Ohio. Now that he’s been back for a couple of weeks, WKAR’s Scott Pohl talked with Robinson about the challenges ahead.


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Courtesy / Lansing School District

The Lansing School District is unveiling its plans for the start of the new school year to stay remote as leaders across the country in California, Arkansas, and Kansas are delaying school start dates or continuing remote learning to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The interim superintendent of schools in Grand Ledge says he thinks the importance of public schools has never been as pronounced as it is right now.


The Grand Ledge school board has selected Dr. David Chapin to be the district’s interim superintendent after last week’s decision to begin dismissal proceedings against Brian Metcalf.

The Grand Ledge board of education has ended a day-long special meeting on the controversial remarks made by Superintendent Brian Metcalf about the George Floyd case by voting unanimously to dismiss him.

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Michigan’s largest teachers’ union says its members are greatly concerned about health and safety issues as they prepare for the start of the next school year. 

 


Metcalf protest photo in Grand Ledge
Delaney Brickley

The Grand Ledge Board of Education will conduct a special meeting Friday to discuss controversial comments made online by the district’s superintendent about the death of George Floyd.


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