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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.

June 18, 2014

Rural Michigan Schools Get Boost in New Budget Bill

A new budget bill in Michigan will provide small, rural schools with higher additional per-pupil payments than larger schools.

May 15, 2014

Another State Facing Major Uncertainty Over Common-Core Tests

Michigan has become the most recent state to face big questions about its assessment plans under the Common Core State Standards.

May 01, 2014

Federal Waivers, an Advocacy Group, and Teacher Evaluations: A Michigan Story

Michigan lawmakers are upset with an advocacy group for invoking NCLB waivers in discussions about teacher-evaluation bills under consideration.

April 22, 2014

Muskegon Heights Charter District Still Plagued By Financial Struggles

The Muskegon Heights school district, which was taken over by an emergency manager and converted into an all-charter district, continues to struggle financially.

April 21, 2014

Michigan Students to March 80 Miles to Protest 'School Pushout'

Students say suspensions and expulsions are too frequently issued for minor offenses.

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.

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