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April 30, 2015

Mich. Gov. Snyder Unveils Plan to Split Governance of Detroit Schools

The plan from Snyder would make the current district responsible only for paying off its debt, while new entities would be responsible for overseeing education.

March 31, 2015

Detroit Mayor: End State Oversight of City Schools

The Detroit school system, under state oversight since March 2009, has lost tens of thousands of students, closed dozens of schools and struggled with persistent budget deficits. "Emergency management has clearly failed" our schools, Mayor Mike Duggan said.

March 19, 2015

Mich. Picks Local Superintendent With Lobbying Background as Next State Chief

Brian Whiston, the head of Dearborn public schools, will replace Mike Flanagan, the longest-serving state superintendent in the nation.

March 05, 2015

Emergency Manager for Detroit Schools Rolls Out Restructuring Plan

As of last summer, the school system had outstanding debt and long-term obligations of more than $2.2 billion

February 19, 2015

Michigan's Charter Authorizers Earn Mostly Average Grades in New Report

The final grades administered by Education Trust-Midwest were based on the student academic achievement and growth in the schools authorizers oversee.

February 09, 2015

Three States to Decline Use of Adaptive Feature in Common-Core Tests

The decision not to use adaptive testing by three states highlights the complexities associated with a feature of the Smarter Balanced assessment.

January 13, 2015

Michigan Governor Appoints New Emergency Manager for Detroit Schools

Darnell Earley will be the fourth emergency manager of the Detroit school system, which has been under state oversight since March 2009.

December 19, 2014

ACLU's 'Right to Read' Lawsuit Heads to Michigan Supreme Court

The suit claims the state of Michigan and Highland Park school district failed to provide an adequate education for students.

December 17, 2014

In New Funding System, 'At-Risk' Students Deserve More, Says Michigan State Board

It's not clear how much traction any or all of these ideas will get with GOP Gov. Rick Snyder or with the Michigan legislature, which is controlled by Republicans.

November 24, 2014

What's the Best Way to Classify Michigan's Common-Core Testing Plans?

The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-Step) test, which will be administered next spring, will include items from the Smarter Balanced assessment as well as items developed by Michigan teachers. But some will be in "field-test-only" mode.

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