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Stateside: Teachers weigh in on return to school; GR protests; Washtenaw sheriff on police training

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Steve Riot
You don't have to be a parent to have a stake in how public schools will handle classes this fall. Your workplace will likely be affected. The 120,000 member Michigan Education Association has also been thinking about how children will return to school.

Today on Stateside, one sheriff shares what his department has learned about its own biases and discusses if proposed reforms for police departments are enough. Plus, what's on teachers' minds as they look at plans to reopen schools this fall. 

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.

Health risks are the chief concerns of Michigan teachers as they look at what public school education might be like this fall

Stateside’s conversation with Paula Herbart

  • Paula Herbart is president of the Michigan Education Association. She also serves on Governor Whitmer's Return to Learning Advisory Council.

Kent Co. health director says contact tracing and testing key to preventing a second surge after reopening

Stateside’s conversation with Adam London

  • Dr. Adam London is the director of the Kent County Health Department.

An unplanned march. An unlikely leader. And, for one night at least, a peaceful resolution.

Michigan Radio’s Dustin Dwyer reports on a protest in Grand Rapids.

  • Dustin Dwyer is the West Michigan reporter at Michigan Radio.

Washtenaw Co. Sheriff on the need for de-escalation, anti-bias training, and cultural change

Stateside’s conversation with Jerry Clayton

  • Jerry Clayton is the sheriff of Washtenaw County.
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