- Opinion: Michigan lags in a path forward for schools
- > May 26, 6:26 AM: School buildings have been closed for more than two months, and districts statewide have submitted “continuity of learning plans” for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, but Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of
- Detroit schools to boost starting teacher salaries by 33%
- May 22, 6:23 AM: "What we're trying to do is recruit teachers with experience from mainly metro Detroit districts and charter schools," said he said. "I think that's where the opportunity is highest to recruit.
- Success Virtual school predicts enrollment spike
- May 19, 6:28 AM: Success Virtual Learning Center, located at 1000 S. Monroe St., is a nontraditional diploma program mostly targeted toward high school students who might not have found success in traditional high schools.
- GVSU charter schools using hybrid education during coronavirus pandemic
- May 18, 6:42 AM: A Grand Valley State University study provides an overview of how the 78 charter schools it authorizes statewide support student learning and social and emotional well-being during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Opinion: Charter schools lead in innovation during pandemic
- > May 18, 6:14 AM: The study found its charter public school teachers are seizing the opportunity to push learning beyond traditional boundaries and expectations. Grand Valley charter public school teachers are using multiple methods of instruction,
- Settlement for Detroit literacy lawsuit eyes nearly $100M in funding
- > May 15, 7:30 AM: A historic settlement reached between the state and Detroit students calls for $94.5 million in future literacy funding, a $280,000 payout among seven plaintiffs and the creation of two Detroit task forces to help ensure a quality
- Detroit's U Prep Schools Rolls Out Virtual Open House Experiences
- May 15, 6:57 AM: Prospective students, families can meet school leadership, faculty and staff, and learn about how U Prep prepares students for success
- Virtual Academy Sees a Surge in Interest for Fall Enrollment
- May 6, 6:30 AM: Virtual schools are seeing an increase in enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Opinion: Current crisis an opportunity for school reform
- May 4, 5:44 AM: Though the COVID-19 pandemic has hit Michigan hard, our state will rebound, and in the process we can strengthen some of our most important institutions.
- GVSU accelerated degree program piques interest amid coronavirus pandemic
- Apr 30, 7:59 AM: More than two months ago, Grand Valley State University President Philomena Mantella announced a new online, accelerated degree program with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that has appeal amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- How One Detroit Charter Network Has Navigated Coronavirus
- Apr 29, 7:23 AM: Late night phone calls, tears, and video lessons: How one Detroit charter network has navigated 46 days of coronavirus closures.
- Opinion: A Constitutional Right to Literacy for Detroit’s Kids?
- > Apr 27, 8:06 AM: Sadly, the decision is likely to be reversed. The political and economic reality is that if poor children and children of color in Detroit are ever to have the schools they deserve, state elected officials — not the courts — will
- Detroit charter schools net top 9 city berths in U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings
- Apr 23, 7:31 AM: Nine of the 10 top-ranked open-enrollment public schools in the Motor City are charter schools, according to rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.
- Opinion: Schools are closed, but expenses remain and revenues fall
- > Apr 17, 7:35 AM: Given the uncertainties, Lansing policymakers should communicate the best estimates of economic forecasts regularly. To the greatest extent possible, they should prioritize student-based funding streams, like the foundation
- Opinion: COVID-19 proves educational system too rigid
- > Apr 6, 7:19 AM: No one should reach conclusions about an institution based on its struggles with the coronavirus lockdown. The situation is too extraordinary to expect anyone to have a foolproof strategy. But the lockdown’s effect on K-12 education
- Editorial: Start new school year as soon as it's safe
- > Apr 3, 6:55 AM: Thanks to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan’s K-12 schools finally have some certainty about the remainder of the school. After weeks of wondering how long the shutdown would continue and whether their work to reach students would
- Letter: Crisis presents opportunity for education reform
- > Mar 26, 7:44 AM: There is no doubt that the state Legislature should get back in session and change state law to permit days out of school for this public health emergency to be counted as instructional days. Furthermore, it is imperative that all
- Opinion: Crisis reveals school leadership woes
- Mar 25, 5:55 AM: When the Michigan Department of Education sent out a memo Friday telling schools, parents and students that any work they were doing from home wouldn’t count, you could almost hear the collective “WTH?
- Support builds for giving students credit for online learning
- Mar 24, 6:45 AM: Two State Board of Education members are urging Michigan to reverse course and credit students for online learning time.
- MDE says online learning can't count towards K12 instruction, leaving parents, students in limbo
- Mar 23, 7:36 AM: The Michigan Department of Education says online learning will not count as classroom time while school is out due to the coronavirus crisis.