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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.

October 29, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Michigan Gubernatorial Race

Incumbent GOP Gov. Rick Snyder faces Democrat Mark Schauer, a former legislator and member of Congress, in the contest to be the next governor of Michigan.

October 10, 2014

Michigan Offers To Waive Online Testing Requirement for Some Schools

With the spring 2015 deadline for implementing online testing drawing near, some Michigan administrators are expressing last-minute concerns about the technological readiness of their schools.

August 22, 2014

Michigan, Ohio Have Their NCLB Waivers Extended

Michigan and Ohio will get to keep their NCLB waivers for another year, joining a growing group of states granted an extension while making changes to teacher evaluations.

August 11, 2014

11 Michigan Charter School Authorizers Face Suspension

11 of Michigan's 40 charter school authorizers face possible suspension for poor oversight.

July 03, 2014

Year-Round Schools Get Fresh Look in Congressional Report

The Congressional Research Service has published a brief on year-round education.

June 30, 2014

Michigan Drops Common-Core Test, But Might Still Use Its Questions

Michigan will not administer the Smarter Balanced test in 2014-15, but there's more to the story when it comes to the state's next assessment.

June 27, 2014

Problems in Mich. Charter School Sector: Can They Happen in Other States?

The Detroit Free Press and education expert Jeffery Henig highlight the big differences in state charter school policies and cultures.

June 23, 2014

Michigan Charter Schools Perform Low at High Cost, Newspaper Investigation Finds

A year-long investigation by the Detroit Free Press finds poor oversight and performance in Michigan's charter schools.

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