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Innocademy students level up with video game studio
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
Landmark Academy to make changes to improve enrollment
Dec 30, 7:30 AM: Landmark Academy officials are evaluating ways to alleviate budget woes and reverse a decline in academic performance among its students.
Local charter schools aim to increase enrollment
Dec 24, 8:15 AM: Three Michigan cities – Detroit, Flint and Grand Rapids – ranked in the top seven cities for enrollment, according to the National Alliance for Public Education’s recently released report, “A Growing Movement: America’s Largest >
57 Michigan school districts in deficit, state says
Dec 23, 8:15 AM: The number of school districts and charter schools operating at a deficit increased during the past fiscal year and included Michigan’s state-run district for failing schools, according to a report from Michigan education >
MI Authorizer Delay
Dec 22, 8:23 AM:

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan holds off on taking action against 11 charter school authorizers he named at risk of suspension. Wants to wait for governor's proposed education reforms to take shape. Authorizers labeled at risk >

State board recommends improvements in Mich. schools
Dec 17, 7:36 AM: Facing declining enrollment and classroom funding, Michigan needs to fix Proposal A and spend “smarter” to improve student outcomes, according to a report endorsed by the State Board of Education.
Snyder: Education reforms coming in January
Dec 17, 6:26 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder in January will announce education reforms that will include more transparency and raising the bar for all Michigan schools — including charters — he said Tuesday in an interview with the Detroit Free >
Public money for schools buys private property
Dec 15, 11:35 AM:

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, >

Federal watchdog reviews charter management agreements
Dec 15, 11:28 AM:

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. >



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