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7 UpFront: Michigan's Superintendent of Public Education Dr. Michael Rice on first week of school

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Posted at 6:46 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 18:46:29-04

(WXYZ) — Wednesday on our 7 UpFront segment we were joined by Michigan's Superintendent of Public Education Dr. Michael Rice to talk about the first week of school.

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Dr. Rice also addressed concerns from parents and teachers that we've been hearing.

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While this is the first week for many, some private schools started in-person classes last month. Most other schools here in southeastern Michigan are virtual only. Others are using a hybrid model.

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At this point, some schools have reported infections and ordered students into quarantine. This is raising some questions about transparency when it comes to specific outbreaks in schools and districts.

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You can see our entire interview with Dr. Rice in the video player above.