in-person instruction

LANSING, MI (AP)--   More than 80% of Michigan school districts planned to offer some form of in-person instruction in February, a 20-plus point rise over the previous month amid a decline in the coronavirus’ spread.

Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Colloborative said it is the largest monthly increase since the start of the academic year.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has strongly encouraged schools to provide a face-to-face option by March 1. Just 15% of districts planned to be fully remote this month, down from 35% in January.

LANSING, MI (AP)--   A Michigan Education Association survey finds a majority of educators in Michigan have safety concerns and don’t believe their schools will be able to return to in-person learning in January.

It found 74% of educators prefer some level of virtual learning for now. Almost half of the 47,040 educators who responded to the survey said they felt their concerns were not addressed in their school district’s plans for reopening or virtual learning.

MADISON, WI (AP)--   Gov. Tony Evers says he has no secret plans to ban in-person instruction for Wisconsin's K-12 students this fall.

Republican lawmakers are worried that Evers is planning to order schools to close their doors and offer online instruction only as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. But the governor told reporters during a video conference Tuesday that he has no plans for such a move and he's leaving it up to local school districts to make their own decisions.