Eastpointe Community Schools help maintain stability for students

How are educators across Michigan providing stability in uncertain times? A lot has changed for students and families, but our schools and educators are working every day to keep us connected. Learn how LaShawn Baskin from Eastpointe Community Schools and teachers across Michigan are providing the support our children, families, and communities need.

Flint Community Schools distribute WiFi hot spots to aid students in distance learning

Despite the rain, Flint Community Schools families were able to pick up laptops and WiFi hotspots from Potter Elementary School Thursday, May 14. Much of the technology was made available through a $163,000 Charles Stewart Mott Foundation grant to purchase items needed to deliver educational content to its students through remote learning. This funded the purchase of 800 mobile WiFi hot spots and 1,500 Mobile Guard applications, which provide content filtering while students are online. The hotspots will help expand internet access so more Flint students can participate in educational opportunities while schools are closed, according to the district. A Chromebook and hot spot will be provide

Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader reads his book on Muskegon schools’ Facebook page

“Shoot for the Goal” takes on special meaning for Muskegon Public Schools these days. The school district and community have been on cloud nine since a $104.7 million, two-part bond proposal passed with flying colors. “Our community voiced its opinion loud and clear,” Muskegon superintendent Matthew Cortez told MLive. “MPS is going in the right direction. This is where we want it to go. This is perfect for our kids. This is huge.” Dare to dream is the message, which ties right in with the theme of Muskegon Public Schools’ first special guest reader on the district’s Facebook page. Detroit Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader, a Muskegon native and Mona Shores High School alumnus, read his children’s

Middle Cities former Legislative Liaison and Genesee County educator Bill Tunnicliff remembered as &

William “Bill” Tunnicliff is remembered by many as a big man with a welcoming personality to match. Those who knew him best also knew him as a man with a kind and gentle heart, said his son, Steven Tunnicliff. William Tunnicliff, a longtime leader in Michigan education and former superintendent of Mt. Morris and Flushing schools, died Thursday, May 14, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 80. Those who knew him called him an advocate for children, supporter of leadership and champion of public education. “I would say he was an icon, not only as a leader but as a person and a father,” Steven Tunnicliff said. Big Ten honors Born in Detroit in 1940, Bill Tunnicliff grew up with

Middle Cities Education Association joins State Board of Education in urging Federal and State actio

LANSING – The Middle Cities Education Association is joining the State Board of Education’s efforts to advocate for state and federal action that helps school districts continue providing critical support to communities, families and students during the COVID-19 crisis. “Schools across Michigan have responded swiftly and proactively to help keep our communities connected during this crisis,” said Dr. Dan Applegate, Superintendent of the Niles Community Schools and President of the Middle Cities Education Association (MCEA) Board of Directors. “We’ve done whatever it takes to protect the health and safety of our students and families and make sure kids can keep learning. We’ll get through thi

School Lunch Heroes: National day honors school food service staff

Holland Public Schools food service staff wear superhero masks to commemorate School Lunch Hero Day on May 1. (Holland Public Schools) The role of school food service workers is one that may often be overlooked, but one that is of critical importance. To recognize their work, the first Friday in May each year serves as School Lunch Hero Day. Holland Public Schools posted photos to Facebook on Friday morning, May 1, thanking school lunch workers for packing and distributing meals. The photos featured food service workers wearing superhero masks as they prepared meals for the day’s food distribution and a graphic including the phrase “No need for a cape when you have an apron.” The importance

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