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Rise & Shine: This program seeks to turn teachers into school librarians

Good morning.

Can five classes help address the shortage of librarians in Michigan schools?

Koby has a story about a new program at Wayne State University. It  gives certified teachers the opportunity to take five classes that will allow them to be recognized as school librarians in Michigan schools.

The story comes just two weeks after this story highlighted data showing only 8% of the schools in the state have a librarian.

Read the story about the Wayne State program here.

Meanwhile, a reminder: Tonight, six Detroit students are taking the stage to share their experience attending Detroit schools. The event is at 5:30 p.m. at the Mosaic Youth Theatre, 2251 Antietam Ave. It’s free, and there will be food!

You can RSVP here.

Then scroll down for more education headlines.

And have a great weekend!

Lori Higgins, bureau chief


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