- 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
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.
Jun 25, 8:02 AM:
- 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
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.
Jun 19, 8:55 AM:
- 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
Changes to the way teachers are evaluated made it through the Michigan Senate Wednesday afternoon with a few adjustments and despite bipartisan opposition.
May 21, 5:55 AM:
- 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
- Virtual learning on the rise in West Michigan: blended learning at Kent ISD
Last year in Michigan, the number of courses students are taking online nearly doubled to about 300,000. Educators say it’s a piece of technology in the classroom that is not going away, but does not have to take over, either. >
May 11, 8:37 AM:
- DPS plans restructuring at 8 schools to boost academics
- May 8, 9:20 AM: Detroit Public Schools announced plans Thursday to restructure academic offerings and make other changes at eight schools over the summer.
- Long-term Pinckney private school transitions to charter
- May 8, 7:28 AM: After 13 years of being a private school, Light of the World Academy Christian Montessori School will be converting to a K-6 public charter school starting this fall.
- Teacher protest in Lansing closes 18 DPS schools
- May 1, 6:50 AM: About 250 teachers traveled to Lansing on Thursday to protest Gov. Rick Snyder's proposal to overhaul Detroit Public Schools, prompting the closure of 18 schools in the district that were left thinly staffed.