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Past articles by Sophia:

Battle in Michigan schools over need for standardized tests this year

Depending on who you ask, standardized tests are either more important than ever as students return to school after almost six months at home, or are the last thing students and teachers need during a pandemic. → Read More

Deadline for Michigan low-income college aid extended due to coronavirus

Michigan’s low-income high school grads will have an extra year to sign up for financial aid that provides free tuition to the state’s community colleges. → Read More

Whitmer strips name of slavery advocate Cass from Michigan office building

The Lewis Cass Building in Lansing will now bear the name Elliott-Larsen, in honor of the authors of Michigan’s landmark civil rights act. → Read More

For some Michigan college students, coronavirus is a risk worth taking

Whether it’s fatalism, naiveté or both, college students appear to be less concerned about catching the potentially deadly virus than school officials, even after at least 85 people were infected at one East Lansing college bar. → Read More

COVID fallout: Fewer Michigan low-income students may be going to college

A Michigan private college leader sends up a warning flare, saying that low-income high school grads aren’t enrolling or making deposits to save spots in upcoming college classes at the same rate as last year, a casualty of the economic upheaval caused by the pandemic. → Read More

Michigan colleges aren’t seeing coronavirus enrollment drops they feared

Preliminary indicators for first-year enrollment are steady or higher at Michigan’s largest universities. That’s a huge relief for college officials, who worried many would avoid campus until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed. → Read More

Whitmer lifts ban on summer camps, some school sports workouts

As coronavirus infections and deaths recede in Michigan, the governor on Friday lifted a ban on children summer camps. That’s a huge relief to some families. → Read More

Michigan launches a WiFi hotspot map to aid those lacking Internet access

It’s just a map, and there are only 300 hotspots marked so far, but a new interactive hotspot locator is a step in the right direction toward increasing broadband access. → Read More

Poll: Michigan Dems, GOP disagree whether schools will be safe for kids

Reopening the state’s K-12 schools is a matter of education and health policy. But politics has a big impact on views, according to a new poll. → Read More

Whitmer eases restrictions on hospital visits as coronavirus spread slows

Families will soon once again be able to visit their loved ones in Michigan hospitals, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rolled back restrictions put in place in March to tamp down the pandemic. → Read More