Sen. Bizon presents Tutoring Dollars for Kids plan to Senate panel

Bill would make grants available to families to help recover lost learning over pandemic

LANSING, Mich. Sen. John Bizon, M.D. on Tuesday presented a plan that would provide up to $1,500 in Learning Loss Grants to Michigan students whose education has been affected by pandemic closures.

“These grants will provide critical resources to kids who have experienced the greatest disruption to their education over the past two years,” said Bizon, R-Battle Creek. “Getting tutoring dollars directly to families will enable them to address the areas and subjects where their students have struggled most. Better educational outcomes benefit everyone in the community. These tutoring dollars will help.”

Under Senate Bill 925, the Tutoring Dollars for Kids plan, families would be able to spend the money on tutoring, summer courses, and certain educational supplies. Learning Loss Grants would be open to all Michigan families with priority given to low-income students who have been most affected by school closures.

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Sen. John Bizon, M.D, R-Battle Creek, testifies before the Senate Committee on Education and Career Readiness in support of Senate Bill 925, which he introduced to provide up to $1,500 in Learning Loss Grants to Michigan students whose education has been affected by the pandemic.