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March 17, 2014

Special Education Eligibility Requirement Proposals Are a Shame

Last week parents, teachers and other advocates for special education students gathered at a meeting in Detroit held by the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education. The concerns centered on a 19-page proposal to change special education eligibility and teaching requirements in the state.

January 21, 2014

Privatization of K-12 Support Services on the Rise in Michigan

Nearly two-thirds of Michigan's districts are contracting out at least one of three main support services, according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

January 13, 2014

Michigan, Texas, and S.C. Give Biggest Boosts to Pre-K Spending, ECS Reports

Only three states decreased their prekindergarten spending in the fiscal 2014 year, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.

December 02, 2013

Smarter Balanced Remains Best Common Core Testing Option, Michigan Dept. Says

Compared to other tests from groups including ACT and Amplify, the study said Smarter Balanced assessments remained the best choice for Michigan.

November 19, 2013

Detroit Schools Regain Some Financial, Administrative Control

Although the district will slowly regain full responsibility of its financial and administrative functions, the Michigan Department of Education will continue to monitor the district for improvements.

October 29, 2013

Common-Core Spending to Resume in Michigan Following Vote

The Michigan Legislature has allowed state spending on the common core to resume following an Oct. 29 vote in the House of Representatives.

October 24, 2013

Michigan Looks Set to Unfreeze State Spending on Common Core

The Michigan Senate voted to allow the state to resume spending on the common core, but also said lawmakers aren't committed to Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests.

October 02, 2013

Common Core 'Freeze' Begins in Michigan; Stalemate in Indiana?

The common core spending freeze began in Michigan Oct. 1, while the standards' fate in Indiana remains murky following a legislative report.

September 26, 2013

Common Core Given Boost by Key Michigan House Vote

A key vote in the Michigan House education committee could undo a budgetary freeze on common-core spending in the state.

August 29, 2013

Common Core Roundup, Featuring a Florida Bill and Toni Morrison

Common core news developments continue in various states as lawmakers consider the standards in Alabama, Florida, and Michigan.

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