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Charter: Detroit schools 'vindictive' in building sale
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Jan 15, 7:23 AM: A Wayne County Circuit judge held off issuing a ruling Friday in a dispute over a closed school building that has pit the Detroit school district against a charter school trying to buy the property.
Detroit district, charter school battle over closed school building
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Jan 12, 6:24 AM: A dispute over a long-closed school building in Detroit is pitting a charter school in the city against the Detroit Public Schools Community District and is boiling over in a lawsuit that will get aired in a Wayne County Circuit >
State launches online school data app for parents
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Jan 10, 7:10 AM: Parents will now be able to look at an array of school data in an online “parent dashboard” the Michigan Department of Education launched Tuesday.
Report: These 10 Detroit neighborhoods have the fewest quality schools
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Dec 14, 8:00 AM:

The Cerveny-Grandmont, Chadsey and Finney neighborhoods in Detroit have a troublesome similarity when it comes to schools: A report out Thursday cites them among 10 areas of the city where it's almost impossible to find a quality >

Early present to fledgling charter school
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Dec 12, 6:35 AM: Newly-minted members of the Old Mission Peninsula School board of trustees took their oath of office this week, moving the charter-school effort a little closer to the anticipated opening bell in fall 2018.
Lawmakers may act to block school districts from imposing restrictions on old building use
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Dec 11, 7:44 AM: Michigan lawmakers this week may discuss changes to a law that prevents school districts from having a say on what happens to former school buildings. A charter school operator wants to turn a former Detroit public school building >
Charter school students can now pay to play sports at Ypsilanti Schools
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Dec 7, 6:55 AM: After some "heartbreaking" forfeits of games due to the participation of ineligible student-athletes, Ypsilanti Community Schools has reached an agreement that will allow charter school students to join Grizzly athletics.
Group to call for reforms in Detroit education
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Dec 6, 6:31 AM: A coalition of education, civic, business and religious leaders is set to release a report Wednesday geared toward improving educational opportunities for Detroit students.
In Albion, school choice led to school closures
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Dec 6, 5:50 AM: Albion used to be a remarkably integrated district. Fifteen years ago, there was a nearly even split between white students and kids of color. Albion schools used to be almost evenly split between white students and students of >
Analysis: Mich. schools among most segregated
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Dec 4, 8:17 AM: Michigan’s percentage of black students attending highly segregated schools is the second highest in the nation, according to data compiled by the Associated Press. The analysis found 40 percent of the state’s black students are in >
Teachers unions ask Supreme Court justice to disqualify herself from teacher pay case
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Dec 4, 7:48 AM: A newly appointed state Supreme Court justice is being formally asked to disqualify herself from a case about the state taking money from teachers’ paychecks to pay for retirees' healthcare.
Michigan Democrats want more transparency in charter school management
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Dec 4, 7:14 AM: A bill package from Michigan House and Senate Democrats would require more transparency and reporting from education management organizations, for-profit or nonprofit companies that manage charter schools.
Lawmakers grill Detroit schools Superintendent Vitti, accuse him of ignoring Michigan law
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Dec 1, 6:43 AM: Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti faced a combative group of lawmakers Thursday during a hearing in Lansing in which they accused him of blatantly disregarding two provisions of a state law that was enacted last year.
Should Detroit schools stop authorizing charters? Board weighs the fallout
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Nov 21, 6:09 AM: Will the Detroit school district get out of the business of authorizing charter schools? A decision is coming in December, but board members who discussed the possibility at a meeting Monday night asked administrators for more >
New charter school plans to open next year in Jackson
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Nov 17, 7:01 AM: The new charter school at 1320 Francis Street planned to open this year. Construction delays prevented that from happening, but the school is on target to open in August for the 2018-19 school year.
Mildred C. Wells officials like partnership deal
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Nov 9, 7:36 AM: Partnering with state and local organizations to improve student achievement is a good thing, school officials at Mildred C. Wells Preparatory Academy in Benton Harbor said Tuesday.
Ferris State analyzing special ed programs at all its charter schools
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Nov 8, 6:23 AM: Ferris State University's Charter Schools Office has entered into an agreement with a Highland company to analyze the special education programs of all 20 schools authorized by the university over the next two years.
Benton Harbor charter school is latest to hit partnership agreement list
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Nov 6, 8:05 AM: In the fall of 2005, Mildred C. Wells Preparatory Academy was opened to create a challenging learning environment to prepare students for college, said the Rev. Nathaniel Wells III of Greater Community Christian Fellowship, who >
Charter school millage bill would fund cyber schools
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Nov 6, 8:04 AM: A new bill in the Michigan House of Representatives would allow charter schools to take a cut of regional public school millages, including online charter schools, or cyber schools. Senate Bill 574 would require intermediate school >
Michigan Department of Education names new head of School Reform Office
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Nov 1, 5:12 AM: Martin takes over the office during a period of transition. The office originated under a legislative direction in 2010 and placed in the Michigan Department of Education. In 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder moved it to a different state >

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