- Dearborn school leader chosen state superintendent
- Mar 19, 8:53 AM: The State Board of Education voted 7-1 Wednesday to hire Dearborn schools chief Brian Whiston as the next state superintendent of public instruction.
- Board: Snyder’s school reform plan violates constitution
- > Mar 18, 4:52 AM: The State Board of Education today unanimously asked Gov. Rick Snyder to reconsider the transfer of the state school reform office from the Michigan Department of Education to a state office directly under his control, saying the
- Skillman CEO leads charge for change in Detroit schools
- > Mar 17, 6:16 AM: Today, two decades later, school-age children face the same prospects in Detroit, where education operates like a revolving door, with students attending multiple public, charter and private schools, in some cases in the same school
- Detroit group upset with Snyder’s school reform move
- > Mar 16, 5:23 AM: Two leaders of a Detroit coalition preparing to give Gov. Rick Snyder recommendations for improving the city’s public schools are upset with Snyder’s abrupt decision to take control of a state agency charged with turning around
- MI Takeover
Governor plans to place state turnaround district under his direct oversight. District first created in 2011, governor hopes to have more influence over its success. Observers claim it's a statement that governor wants to continue >
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- Reports: Snyder may reassign failing-schools authority
- > Mar 12, 5:36 AM: The State Board of Education today narrowed the field of state superintendent candidates to three, even as controversy swirled around reports that Gov. Rick Snyder is considering removing a major function from the Michigan
- Michigan’s high school grad rate highest since 2006
- > Mar 6, 8:48 AM: The state Center for Educational Performance and Information released graduation rate data today for the 2013-14 school year that shows the rate was 78.58%, up 1.6 percentage points from 2012-13. In 2009-10, the state's rate was
- State superintendent: ‘Pause’ needed on charter schools
- > Mar 6, 6:28 AM: State school Superintendent Mike Flanagan's call Thursday for lawmakers to reinstate a cap on charter schools until financially troubled school districts can "stabilize enrollments" comes as Detroit's fractured public education
- New charter school emphasizing environmental studies to open in fall 2015 in Oshtemo Township
- Mar 5, 7:05 AM: Great Lakes Explorations Academy, a charter school emphasizing outdoor and environmental-focused curriculum, will open this fall in Oshtemo Township, according to American Quality Schools Corp.
- DPS announces restructuring as coalition report nears
- > Mar 4, 9:33 AM: Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley on Tuesday announced a restructuring plan aimed at stabilizing the district’s finances, boosting academic performance and preparing for possible changes to be recommended by a
- Should The State Have More Regulations Around Charter Schools?
- > Feb 24, 7:12 AM: A recent Education Trust-Midwest report on charter authorizers made waves in education-advocacy circles last week, with poor marks for many groups that oversee Michigan's K-12 charter schools. Governor Rick Snyder’s upcoming
- Charter authorizer report card gets mixed reviews (CER in the news)
- Feb 20, 12:56 PM: The National Association of Charter School Authorizers called a new report that grades Michigan's authorizers a "step in the right direction" as the state continues to discuss improving charter authorizing.
- Study says many Michigan charter authorizers succeeding but poor performers have more schools
- Feb 19, 8:31 AM: While most of the charter school authorizers studied by a Michigan-based education group received A or B grades, the ones with low scores often authorize many more schools, according to a report released Thursday.
- Group: Let state punish poor charter school authorizers
- > Feb 19, 6:47 AM: The state should formally sanction charter school authorizers that consistently do business with low-performing operators and potentially remove them as authorizers if their schools do not improve, according to a report released
- EAA to make its schools autonomous, chancellor says
- Feb 18, 7:12 AM: The leader of the Education Achievement Authority unveiled a plan Tuesday to restructure all 15 direct-run and charter schools to operate autonomously in the state-run recovery district.
- Common enrollment: Lessons for Detroit
- > Feb 17, 6:07 AM: Changing how kids enroll won't improve academics — a significant issue in a city where more than 80% of ranked schools in Detroit Public Schools are in the bottom quarter statewide. But supporters say it would give all families an
- A family run Detroit charter leads among elementary, middle schools
- 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
- 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
- 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
- > 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