- Public money for schools buys private property
Questions raised about whether a charter management organization should have ownership over supplies housed in school buildings. Though some charter schools have this type of arrangement, article fails to specify how much, if any, >
Dec 15, 11:35 AM:
- Federal watchdog reviews charter management agreements
Federal inspector general to examine relationships between schools and charter management organizations nationwide, including in Michigan. Details of the audit are currently limited, no indication yet that there's been wrongdoing. >
Dec 15, 11:28 AM:
- Deadline has passed for decision on charter suspensions
Still no word from Michigan Superintendent on fate of charter authorizers that were deemed at risk of suspension in August. Charter authorizers still unable to inform schools and communities of official actions taken.>
Dec 15, 11:26 AM:
- Who owns school contents being litigated in Ohio
Case pending before Ohio Supreme Court on question of whether contents inside a school building but purchased by management organization rightfully belong to the school.
School leaders claim ownership because contents bought >
Dec 15, 11:21 AM:
- Public money for schools buys private property
- > Dec 15, 6:15 AM: National Heritage Academies, Michigan's largest charter management company, has an unusual arrangement with its schools. The for-profit company — and not the schools — owns the contents of its school buildings, even though those
- New coalition on Detroit schools unveils its membership
- Dec 12, 6:02 AM: The 31 people on a new Detroit education coalition were introduced to the public Thursday, with members pledging to work quickly and thoughtfully to come up with solutions to problems surrounding the city's schools.
- New coalition aims to improve Detroit schools
- > Dec 11, 6:41 AM: While Gov. Rick Snyder hasn't ruled out appointing another emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools when Jack Martin's term ends in January, he's seeking a "better solution" — and hopes to have one in place within a year, a
- Legislature asked to ban closed charter schools from reopening
- > Dec 4, 8:14 AM: As dozens of charter school educators and parents came to Lansing for a Charter School Lobby Day Wednesday, Dec. 4, a state charter school association called on the Legislature to ban schools closed for “academic failings” from
- Michigan’s charter law gets failing grade
- Dec 4, 7:09 AM: Michigan has one of the worst ratings in a first-ever analysis of state policies for holding charter school authorizers accountable for their schools' academic performance.
- Detroit 2nd in charter school market share, report says
- Dec 3, 6:50 AM: Detroit has the nation’s second-highest percentage of students attending charter schools, according to a report issued Tuesday by a national association.
- Teachers union members lobby Mich. lawmakers
- Dec 3, 5:54 AM: Union members from the Detroit Federation of Teachers and the American Federation of Teachers Michigan were in Lansing Tuesday for what they called a “legislative action day” for the lame duck legislative session.
- MI Second Chance Clicks
MI online school provides opportunity for at-risk students who fail to graduate. Provides anecdotal success stories of virtual students, testimonials of schedule convenience from the online experience.
Dec 1, 8:20 AM:
- Inside Detroit’s Plan to Woo Middle-Class Parents to Its Public Schools
- > Nov 25, 6:04 AM: Hill has two more years before she has to pick a school for her four-year-old daughter, but she and her husband are starting their search now because she is overwhelmed by the number of options in Detroit, and underwhelmed by the
- Snyder aims to revamp Detroit schools
- > Nov 21, 6:02 AM: A recommendation this week by education reformers for a centralized system where Detroit parents would enroll their children in school is seen as the first step toward a broader debate about how to reshape public school management
- Separate fact from fiction on Michigan charter schools (CER in the news)
- > Nov 20, 10:23 AM: In states like Michigan, with multiple and independent authorizers, stronger, more objective oversight is used to ensure that successful charter schools remain open and those that fail to perform are closed. States with multiple
- Citywide school enrollment recommended for Detroit
- Nov 19, 6:33 AM: Detroit should launch a citywide school enrollment system led by Mayor Mike Duggan, according to recommendations in a report released Tuesday by a nonprofit group.
- Education reformer gives West Michigan blueprint for turning around failing schools
- > Nov 14, 6:11 AM: Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier gave local education, business and nonprofit leaders the groundbreaking formula he used to improve the seventh-largest district in the country and earn national
- Ferndale alternative high school going online only
- Nov 12, 7:52 AM: The alternative high school opened in 2012 and has been a blend of an online program and a brick-and-mortar program — geared toward students who have dropped out or have trouble succeeding in a traditional setting.
- 4 education bills that could bring reforms by the end of 2014
- > Nov 12, 7:25 AM: A bill that could reform the way teachers and administrators are evaluated in Michigan that’s currently sitting in the Michigan Senate might have one of the best chances to become law, according to Rep. Adam Zemke, D-Ann Arbor.
- Bill in Senate could address teacher evaluations
- Nov 10, 9:00 AM: Area school officials and teachers expressed a tense mix of confidence and uncertainty as they await news on whether the state Senate will authorize a teacher evaluation bill that would take effect immediately if approved.