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On Friday, Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that – beginning Monday, December 21 – districts will be able to resume in-person instruction for all students in grades 9-12 as well as some limited…
Lame duck 2020 is now in the books. All told, over a dozen education related bills and bill packages that impact education were on the move during this lame duck session. The topics they address cover a range of issues and include new alternative…
Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, and MDHHS Director Robert Gordon announced that, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, December 21, students in…
On Friday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials provided additional information about COVID-19 vaccination plans for Michigan, including priority groups for vaccination administration, the vaccine development and…
The State House was forced to cancel session this week in response to concerns about a possible COVID-19 outbreak tied to Rudy Giuliani's appearance at a Michigan House Oversight Committee hearing during the first week of December, shortly before…
At her press conference today, Governor Whitmer and MDHHS Director Robert Gordon announced that the current epidemic order, which requires remote learning for most students in grades 9-12, will be extended until Sunday, December 20 at 11:59 p.m. The…
The first week of the 2020 lame duck session is in the books and between back-to-back committee hearings and action on the floor, the legislature has been busy beginning with the House Education Committee on Tuesday reporting out to the House Ways…
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has updated its FAQs for the November 18 Face Masks and Gatherings Order. The updated document includes an entire section dedicated to school and university specific issues. While Principals would…
Moments ago, Governor Whitmer announced that the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued an epidemic order that will reinstate restrictions on gatherings, including a suspension of in-person instruction for most students…
This past week was a long one for a lot of people (you couldn't pay me enough to be a poll worker in Nevada right now), but while things may still be unsettled at the national level, the picture at the state level is pretty well set. The state House…
It's been a long week...especially if you are a political junkie like me who has been feverishly refreshing Secretary of State and county clerk websites in multiple states and jurisdictions since Tuesday night. But while the national saga continues…
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a new Epidemic Order today that is effective immediately and includes changes that will impact schools. Statewide, the new order makes changes to how districts will have to calculate indoor…