Michigan school tutoring funds not likely until spring state officials say

Michigan school tutoring funds not likely until spring state officials say

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed off in July on a record public education budget that included $150 million for individualized tutoring and academic support to help the state’s struggling students recover from pandemic learning loss. 

But a state education official told Bridge Michigan it could take until the spring semester for formalized tutoring programs to be ready for students across the state.   

That means school districts must continue to rely for much of the new school year on a patchwork approach to finding teachers or other instructors to help students who are behind in core areas like reading or math.  

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