Recent News & Headlines

April 15, 2021
Barry-Eaton Health Department COVID-19 Situational Update

There are so many things happening in the world of COVID-19 response. These roughly break down into two areas: CASES AND TESTING, and VACCINATION.

April 6, 2021
USED Denies Michigan’s Request to Waive Federal Requirement to Test Students During a Pandemic

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has denied Michigan’s request to waive the federal requirement to administer the state summative assessments, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reported today.

March 29, 2021
Michigan Receives Federal Waiver to School Accountability Requirements

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has waived the federal requirements for school accountability in Michigan for the 2020-21 school year due to the disruption of instruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department of Education announced today.

March 26, 2021
State Focuses on Student Wellness with Social Emotional Learning Day

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The mental health and social and emotional learning (SEL) of Michigan students and educators are vital to children’s education and to student wellbeing. While always important, they have become more ostensibly so during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

March 18, 2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Grants Awarded to 44 Applicants

Michigan Department of Education Press Release LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has selected 44 grantees across the state to develop new opportunities for students in grades 6-12 to explore education professions.