Whitmer Signs $4.4 Billion Federal Bill For MI Schools COVID Pandemic RecoveryThe bipartisan supplemental bill distributes over $4 billion from the federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief, or ESSER, to power schools’ efforts to get our kids back on track. A total of $841 million comes from ESSER II funding from December 2020, while $3.3 billion comes from ESSER III funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan
Detroit Kids Learning Life Skills Through Performing Arts - Eye On DetroitPBA Royal Performing Arts and Training School and Live! is women-owned and is based in the Cody-Rouge District of Detroit’s west side where people ages 3 years and older come to train in music classes, dance, theater, modeling/etiquette, beauty pageantry, and media production.
Juneteenth Not Only a Holiday At The Barack Obama Leadership Academy, Its Part Of The Curriculum, And Has Been Over 20 YearsFor over 20 years the Barack Obama Leadership Academy (formally the Timbuktu Academy,) on Detroit’s Eastside, has incorporated Juneteenth, African History in their curriculum, says they are only 1 of 3 schools in Detroit to have this. They celebrated the annual holiday Friday
Schoolcraft College Opens Its New Manufacturing & Engineering Center In Livonia, Will Offer More Youth STEM ProgramsSchoolcraft opens Manufacturing and Engineering Center in Livonia. Will offer several skill trade programs that lead to jobs. Will also offer k-12 youth STEM programs.
Detroit Public Schools To Resume In-Person Learning May 24The Detroit Public Schools Board voted to return to in-person learning. 
More People Urged To Take Advantage Of Free Community College TuitionOver 65,000 adults throughout the state of Michigan are signing up for a tuition free education.
Detroit Public School Community District Returns To Optional In-Person LearningTeachers and Students return to Detroit Public School District. Families and Teachers had a choice to remain virtual or return to in-person
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.
World Boxing Champion Uses Boxing To Mentor Youth In Physical, Mental EducationTony Harrison, two-time WBC Title holder and Owner of SuperBad Fitness, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about why he created a program at SuperBad Fitness that focuses on improving the physical and mental education.
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 Legislature Lay Out a To Return To School This FallThe Michigan Senate and House approved several bills to layout a return to school plan.
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.