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Charter school renews offer to buy Saginaw district’s empty building
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Sep 22, 5:34 AM: Nearly two weeks after making a purchase offer for one of the Saginaw School District's empty buildings, a proposed charter school is asking the district's school board to take action on its request this week.
Michigan teachers demoralized, union survey says
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Sep 20, 6:04 AM: A first-time combined survey by the state’s two teachers unions reveals widespread disappointment, demoralization and discontent among their members.
Charter school offers Saginaw district full price for empty building
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Sep 15, 6:10 AM: Saginaw's school district has an offer on the table to sell one of its empty school buildings. The $175,000 offer to buy the Longfellow Elementary School building was submitted Friday, Sept. 9, by a real estate broker on behalf of >
School choice, metro Detroit’s new white flight
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Sep 14, 5:37 AM: In the past 20 years, as African Americans have moved out of Detroit and into the suburbs, white parents have, whether by chance or design, used the state’s schools of choice program to move their children to less diverse, more >
Lawsuit Targets Detroit Public Schools for Failing Students
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Sep 14, 5:06 AM: Infestations of mice and cockroaches, unqualified staff, unsafe buildings and inadequate teaching materials are among complaints in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday against Michigan Gov. Richard Snyder and other state education >
Bill Schuette asked for opinion on Detroit school closures
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Sep 12, 4:41 AM: Two legislative leaders have asked Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to weigh in on whether failing schools in Detroit's new system could be closed within the next three years, the latest twist in a conflicting interpretation >
Should black communities beware of charter schools?
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Sep 8, 4:48 AM: Proponents of publicly funded, privately run charter schools hail them as the way to keep public schools and public school teachers "on their toes" by creating competition.
New Virtual Public School to Kick Off School Year, Headquartered in Mesick
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Sep 2, 6:46 AM: A new online school is opening up for Michigan students this year. It's called Highpoint Virtual Academy, and it wants to give students options beyond their local school districts.
Priority list puts pressure on area charter school
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Sep 2, 6:27 AM: For the first time, Benton Harbor Charter School Academy is on the list of the state’s poorest performing schools, which was released Thursday. But School Leader Tim Harris said his school won’t be there for long.
More than a third of state’s failing schools are in DPS
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Sep 2, 4:55 AM: More than a third of the lowest performing schools in Michigan are in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, according to a list released Thursday by the state School Reform Office. The list of 124 schools in the bottom 5 >
‘I can’t sacrifice my children’ mom says in opting for schools of choice
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Sep 2, 4:39 AM: Swapping students can create a competitive environment among schools, which some say raises the bar in quality of education and others argue distracts from the central mission schools should have to educate all students.
More school districts join legal fight against state intervention in struggling schools
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Sep 1, 5:02 AM: These four other districts all have at least one priority school, and they also share East Detroit’s concerns. They’re especially concerned the School Reform Office will move to close those schools deemed chronically >
The decline of Detroit’s neighborhood schools
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Sep 1, 4:52 AM: This fact is especially visible in Detroit, where many students commute long distances to attend schools run by over a dozen different districts and charter school authorizers. School choice advocates say this has given Detroit >
4 school districts join lawsuit to stop takeovers
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Aug 31, 4:52 AM: Four Macomb County school districts announced Tuesday that they will join East Detroit Public Schools in its lawsuit against the state agency empowered to takeover or close low-performing local schools.
How school choice is impacting Kent, Ottawa counties
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Aug 31, 4:50 AM: The scenario playing out in Kent and Ottawa counties and across Michigan, is exactly the hefty price tag superintendents say school choice carries: The destabilization of traditional school systems.
New virtual school offers K-12 students options in education
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Aug 30, 5:28 AM: But at the new South Central Michigan Virtual school, video games and homework might just be one in the same.
Revamped DPS looks for fresh start in new year
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Aug 30, 5:06 AM: The Detroit Public Schools Community District won’t welcome students to classes for another week, but school officials and Mayor Mike Duggan say the city’s new school system has repaired dozens of dilapidated buildings, beefed up >
23% of Michigan public school students opt for school choice
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Aug 29, 7:43 AM: More than one in five Michigan public school students did not enroll in their home school district in fall 2015, instead attending a charter or a traditional public school in another community, an MLive analysis of state data >
Landmark launching virtual learning academy
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Aug 29, 6:15 AM: Landmark Academy Superintendent Debby Wilton said the school recognized a need in the community for students who have dropped out of high school to have an encouraging learning environment to receive their high school diplomas.
Education groups ‘considering all options’ to keep state from closing failing schools
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Aug 25, 5:35 AM: Public school groups said Wednesday they're "considering all options" to keep the state from closing failing schools next year.

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