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Gov. Snyder opposes teacher evaluation bill being considered by lawmakers
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Jun 19, 8:55 AM:

An advisor to Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday he does not support the teacher evaluation changes already approved by the Senate and now being considered by the Michigan House of Representatives.

Schools pitch students, parents from Highland Park
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Jun 9, 7:19 AM: Highland Park Renaissance Academy High School was packed with representatives from schools across Metro Detroit on Monday, there to woo parents and students after the district announced the school was closing.
Oakland University board approves Detroit charter school renewal
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Jun 9, 7:13 AM: After some debate about its academic performance, the Oakland University Board of Trustees Monday afternoon approved renewing a charter for an academy in the City of Detroit.
First graduates of Jalen Rose Academy march with pride
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Jun 8, 9:22 AM: Rose happily exalted that 100 percent of the graduating class has gained college, trade/technical school or military acceptance. Founded in 2011, the academy remains involved with their graduates as they pursue higher >
GCS prepared to ‘virtually’ provide the best option to educate students
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Jun 2, 8:52 AM: Gaylord Community Schools has a reputation of striving for excellence in the educational services provided to its students — not only the student body as a whole, but accommodating the needs of individual students if the situation >
Highland Park’s high school to close as enrollment dips
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May 29, 6:45 AM: Three years after the state took control of the Highland Park school district and turned it over to a charter operator, the city’s high school will close next month, officials said Thursday.
Duggan pitches compromise for Detroit schools
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May 28, 8:35 AM: Mayor Mike Duggan offered his unexpected endorsement Wednesday of Gov. Rick Snyder's plan to create a new debt-free Detroit school district and proposed a compromise to restore an elected school board in exchange for continued >
Changes to the way teachers are evaluated pass Michigan Senate
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May 21, 5:55 AM:

Changes to the way teachers are evaluated made it through the Michigan Senate Wednesday afternoon with a few adjustments and despite bipartisan opposition.

Bid to unionize Detroit charter school system in limbo
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May 18, 9:00 AM: An effort to unionize a local charter school system remained unresolved Friday with no official results from an election held a day earlier.
Bangor Township Virtual School gives students online learning opportunities
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May 18, 6:49 AM: Launched in January, students at the online school can take anywhere from one to eight courses per semester through a curriculum contracted through Pearson Education. It can fully replace traditional classroom curriculum, giving >
Snyder orders ‘performance and structure’ review of EAA
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May 13, 5:07 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday ordered a “performance and structure” review of the Education Achievement Authority and how the school reform district might fit into his proposed overhaul of Detroit’s fractured system of public >
Virtual learning on the rise in West Michigan: blended learning at Kent ISD
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May 11, 8:37 AM:

Last year in Michigan, the number of courses students are taking online nearly doubled to about 300,000. Educators say it’s a piece of technology in the classroom that is not going away, but does not have to take over, either. >

DPS plans restructuring at 8 schools to boost academics
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May 8, 9:20 AM: Detroit Public Schools announced plans Thursday to restructure academic offerings and make other changes at eight schools over the summer.
Long-term Pinckney private school transitions to charter
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May 8, 7:28 AM: After 13 years of being a private school, Light of the World Academy Christian Montessori School will be converting to a K-6 public charter school starting this fall.
Teacher protest in Lansing closes 18 DPS schools
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May 1, 6:50 AM: About 250 teachers traveled to Lansing on Thursday to protest Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to overhaul Detroit Public Schools, prompting the closure of 18 schools in the district that were left thinly staffed.
‘Detroit fatigue’ greets Snyder’s Detroit schools plan
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May 1, 5:29 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder's push for a financial rescue of Detroit's school system faces political hurdles in a Republican-run Legislature where "Detroit fatigue" is setting in and Democrats want immediate restoration of local >
Detroit teachers rally against Snyder’s school plans
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Apr 29, 9:14 AM:

In advance of Gov. Rick Snyder's announcement this week of his plan to overhaul Detroit schools, the Detroit Federation of Teachers rallied late Tuesday afternoon in front of the state of Michigan offices in Cadillac Place. >

Snyder: Detroit education overhaul plan coming Thursday
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Apr 29, 7:05 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder intends to "roll out" his plan to overhaul education in Detroit on Thursday.
Letter: All schools need higher standards (CER in the news)
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Apr 24, 8:58 AM: We are pleased to be participating in a series of Town Hall meetings hosted by StudentsFirst-Michigan to examine the issue of charter school accountability, but if we are to make progress with academic outcomes for the students of >
Michigan representatives strip funding for private schools from education budget, send bill to the f
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Apr 24, 7:17 AM: Over the objections of Democrats and one Republican, the Michigan House of Representatives is set to take up an education budget that proponents say would represent the largest amount of public money ever spent on education by the >

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