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A family run Detroit charter leads among elementary, middle schools
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Feb 11, 7:37 AM: Today it is a public charter school with 350 preschool through eighth-graders, 92 percent of whom are economically-disadvantaged. Yet many are on track to be high achievers.
Brighton refuses to even consider charter proposal
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Feb 10, 7:02 AM: After months of heated public discussion, the Brighton Area Schools Board of Education refused to even consider the motion of sponsoring a charter school at the vacant Lindbom Elementary School.
Michigan House Republicans plan to push charter school authorizer accreditation
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Feb 6, 8:10 AM: Charter schools advocates in Michigan's capital city were pleased to see authorizer accreditation among the legislative priorities for Republican lawmakers in the next 23 months.
More kids taking online classes, but performance lagging
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Feb 5, 7:43 AM: The number of students taking at least one course online is up 38% in Michigan, according to a report released today that also found a decline in academic performance and a troubling trend in a state that has made it easier for >
Charter schools show up in force at the top—and bottom—of Bridge Magazine’s State Champ rankings
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Feb 5, 6:26 AM: Charter schools in Michigan have several distinct differences from traditional public schools, but some schools are better than others at turning those differences into advantages.
See which West Michigan districts outperform statewide academic expectations
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Feb 4, 9:59 AM: The variety of ecosystems on the 62-acre campus of West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science act as another classroom for students whose teachers take them outdoors for fun, hands-on lessons on concepts taught inside the school >
Group pushes for new Detroit schools commission
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Jan 29, 7:04 AM: A nonprofit education group is pushing for a new 8-member commission that would oversee school openings and closings, transportation and enrollment in Detroit.
Charter school kids visit their legislators at state Capitol
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Jan 29, 6:37 AM: Children from five charter schools, including the Bradford Academy in Southfield, visited the state Capitol to meet their legislators and show off their performance and academic talents.
Innocademy students level up with video game studio
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Jan 28, 7:02 AM: The Zeeland Township charter school offers a video game studio as an elective for middle and high school-age students enrolled in Innocademy, a K-8 school, and in iCademy, a K-12 cyber school.
Schools work to keep kids in seats
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Jan 26, 8:41 AM: Just under a quarter of Lansing's 12,000 students missed 11 or more days of school during 2013-14. The statewide average is 25.5 percent. Michigan requires 1,098 hours of instruction per year spread over at least 175 days, with that >
Michigan State study: Charter school opponents make less effective arguments than supporters
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Jan 23, 7:01 AM: The arguments charter school opponents make are generally not as effective as the arguments made by supporters, according to a study done by Michigan State University researchers.
Big Plans For Detroit
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Jan 23, 6:37 AM:

Governor claims changes in Detroit could serve as replica for other city districts. Community coalition in process of suggesting changes to improve schools. School safety, enrollment process and transportation among top parental >

Teachers ‘fed up,’ Detroit teachers union chief says
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Jan 21, 9:19 AM: With speculation growing about the future of Detroit Public Schools, the election of a firebrand as president of the district’s teachers union throws another element of uncertainty into the mix.
Detroit schools coalition adds five members
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Jan 21, 7:54 AM: A 1-month-old coalition that is trying to fix problems around education in Detroit announced today that it added five members and launched a website and Facebook page.
100% of seniors at Detroit school get college offers
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Jan 16, 7:10 AM: Cristo Rey High School has two missions: to serve low-income families and to get their seniors into college
Snyder says Detroit schools still need EM, names Earley
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Jan 14, 8:06 AM: With speculation swirling about the future of Detroit Public Schools, Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday announced the district’s fourth emergency manager in six years.
Flint’s emergency manager expected to lead Detroit Schools
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Jan 13, 6:51 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder plans to appoint Flint's emergency manager as the next leader of Detroit Public Schools, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Virtual school offers alternatives to Sanilac students
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Jan 12, 8:48 AM: An online public school for grades 6-12 is opening up alternatives to the traditional public school model in Sanilac County.
Detroit schools may take next step without an EM
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Jan 7, 6:09 AM: After nearly six years of state control, Detroit Public Schools faces another crossroads as the troubled district’s third emergency manager prepares to step down next week.
State reform district looking to add charter schools?
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Dec 31, 7:02 AM: Officials with the reform district for the state's lowest-performing schools appear to be eyeing an expansion — at least when it comes to charter schools.

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