Skillman Foundation Seeks To Change The Odds for Detroit's Youth To Achieve Their Highest AspirationsTonya Allen, President/CEO of Skillman Foundation, joins guest host April Moss on Community Connect to discuss the opportunities the foundation gives to the children of Detroit and why improving the city's educational system is so important.
Whitmer's State Of The State Address Focused On Pandemic And Growing Michigan's EconomyGovernor Gretchen Whitmer's 3rd State of the State address, focused on the pandemic and growing the economy.
Michigan Asks For A Waiver Of Standardized Testing For 2021Michigan requested on Monday that standardized testing be waived for the 2020-2021 school year, after a school year marked with instruction inconsistency and difficulty due to the coronavirus pandemic.
New MSU Housing Requirements Could Financially Burden StudentsSchool administrators say students have a better chance at graduating if they live on campus through sophomore year.
Eastern Michigan University Partnership Offers Free Or Reduced Tuition For Frontline WorkersEastern Michigan University is offering a pathway for frontline workers to get a 4-year degree.
Michigan State To Require Students To Live 2 Years On CampusA 2-year living requirement waived since the 1980s will be reinstated next fall, according to the school.
Survey Shows Majority Michigan Educators Concerned With In Person Learning While COVID-19 Case UpA recent statewide survey conducted by the Michigan Education Association of more than 4,700 educators, shows that over 80% are concerned about a full return to in-person learning.
Michigan Teachers Get COVID-19 Hazard Pay, State Passes COVID Education BillsTeachers and support staff in Michigan can get state money for working through the Coronavirus pandemic as part of a school budget deal reached by the legislature and Governor Whitmer.
Michigan Legislature Lay Out a To Return To School This FallThe Michigan Senate and House approved several bills to layout a return to school plan.
Michigan Matters: School Days, In-Class Vs. Online?Tonya Allen, President and CEO of The Skillman Foundation, Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, Superintendent of Oakland Schools, and Dr Randy Liepa, Superintendent of Wayne RESA, each appeared with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to share their thoughts.
Michigan Superintendents Urge Suspension Of State Exams For The 2020-21A group of superintendents from metro Detroit and surrounding counties is urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and state Superintendent Michael Rice to seek the OK to suspend state-mandated academic testing during the upcoming school year.
Detroit Public Schools Superintendent: Close SchoolsIn an open letter to Michigan state leaders, Detroit Public Schools Superintendant Nikoli Vitti wrote recommendations on how Detroit Public Schools should proceed in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
Art Road Nonprofit Brings Art Class Back Into Detroit Area SchoolsCarol Hofgartner joins Lisa Germani on COMMUNITY CONNECT to talk about how Art Road has brought art class back into five schools, while serving 14,000 students over 15 years.
Saline Area Schools District Meeting Addresses Ongoing Concerns Of Racism, DiscriminationThe meeting is just one of five scheduled with the community, after a heated exchange at a previous meeting raised new concerns.
Princeton Review: 3 Michigan Schools Among Best Value CollegesPrinceton Review this month released its list of 200 best value schools. See which Michigan colleges made the list.