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MI Charter Growth Slows
Jul 14, 6:30 AM:
Michigan's proliferation of charter schools is easing for the first time in years. Only seven new charter schools will be opening in the state in the fall — the fewest since the Legislature lifted the cap on university-authorized >
Virtual academy gets concrete results
Jul 8, 7:28 AM: In the past six years, more than 250 students who weren’t finding success in traditional schools have earned high school or general education diplomas through the St. Clair County Virtual Learning Academy.
Albion superintendent wants other districts to stop busing school-of-choice kids
Jul 8, 5:09 AM: The superintendent of Albion Public Schools wants nearby districts to stop sending buses to Albion to pick up school-of-choice students.
For kids in Detroit, a good school may not last
Jun 30, 8:06 AM: It’s a pretty common experience in Detroit, where students switch schools 2.5 times more frequently than kids in the rest of the state.
EAA fails to spend $11.5M grant to reward top teachers
Jun 30, 6:55 AM: Michigan's reform school district is in hot water because of how it used — or didn't use — a federal grant meant to provide extra pay for high-performing teachers.
Detroit’s Schools Miss Mark
Jun 25, 8:02 AM:

Detroit schools continue to make low grades, only one in ten schools received mark high enough to be recommended by non-profit who evaluated them. Explains results of study but not methods and criteria.

Charter school offering hope to dropouts and at-risk youth graduates 32
Jun 25, 7:16 AM: The support and instruction from teachers and counselors in a safe, structured environment is helping former dropouts, homeless or otherwise at-risk youth earn a high school diploma.
2 Detroit charter schools boost diploma requirements
Jun 23, 5:21 AM: Starting with the class of 2017, students at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy and Consortium College Prep High School must take at least one Advanced Placement course in English, math, science or social studies to qualify for a >
Area districts losing fewer students to Landmark
Jun 22, 6:21 AM: Public charter school Landmark Academy completed its fifteenth school year last week with a graduating class of 59 students, one of its largest yet, and with its commencement address delivered by state Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair >
Gov. Snyder opposes teacher evaluation bill being considered by lawmakers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 >



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