Janelle James is a sophomore at Michigan State University. She us pursing a double major in journalism and political science with a minor in Spansing. Janelle aspires to one day secure a position as an investigative journalist, white house correspondent, or politician. She currently works as the state government reporter at the state news. She covers the state capital and Governor Gretchin Whitmer's policies. Janelle also has an internship with HOMTV, the government access channel for meridian Township. There she anchors live new shows, conduct interviews and cover local government.
Last March, all students from kindergarteners to college students were sent home to finish the remainder of the school year virtually. While some schools continued virtual learning for the school year, other schools implemented some in-person learning.
Laingsburg Elementary School offers online and in-person learning. Students that opted for in-person learning meet with their teacher in the morning. Teachers use the afternoon to record videos and prepare online content for their virtual students.
In January, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she wished to see Michigan K-12 schools return to in-person instruction by March 1. Several of the state’s best K-12 front-line instructors, designated as top teachers in various award competitions, say how they think that can happen safely. Some have already been teaching in person. Others are waiting to return. Janine Scott
Janine Scott, Davis Aerospace Technical High School, Detroit, Michigan, Region 10 Michigan Teacher of the Year 2020-2021, 11th grade math teacher
“So, I am teaching virtually now, no in-class, and the governor said that she would like for all schools to have something open for kids.