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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.

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.

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