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Michigan charter school closures fire up education debate
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Nov 15, 6:42 AM: The sudden closure of Delta prompted cries for help from parents, renewed criticism from lawmakers and scrutiny put on the state for its charter school closure rate by education watchdogs.
Jacques: A back door to quash school choice
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Nov 15, 6:31 AM: Michigan’s new crop of elected leaders are preparing to take over state government in January, and several of them campaigned on putting limits on charter schools and other forms of education choice.
Column: Schools, businesses, unions must align in Michigan's talent race
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Nov 8, 7:28 AM: Michigan faces not only a skills gap but a very insufficient pipeline of willing and able workers to fill jobs in a robust economy. Certainly, the continued low K-12 enrollments and the confusing and declining immigration policy >
Editorial: Recovery high school is needed
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Oct 30, 6:46 AM: Drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs treat about a quarter of a million teenagers every year. Federal authorities estimate that is only about one in 10 teens who need help coping with a substance use disorder. Proportions are >
Proposed A-F Detroit school grades to focus on growth
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Oct 26, 5:02 AM: Detroit's charter and traditional public schools will be the first in the state to be under an A-F school rating system when it is in place, which could be as soon as December.
Schuette, Whitmer aim early with plans to fix education
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Oct 19, 6:58 AM: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer’s plans to fix the state’s struggling education system begin with efforts to reach kids when they’re young.
'Need is greater than supply': Why technical education is booming in Greater Lansing
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Oct 18, 6:05 AM: The Institute of Agricultural Technology has 10 partnerships with community colleges across Michigan, providing students the option to get both an industry-recognized certificate from MSU and an associate’s degree from a local >
Schuette, Whitmer aim early with plans to fix education
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Oct 18, 4:35 AM: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette and Democrat Gretchen Whitmer’s plans to fix the state’s struggling education system begin with efforts to reach kids when they’re young.
Michigan court approves public funding for private school mandates
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Oct 17, 5:25 AM: Michigan lawmakers can provide public funding to private schools to cover the “actual costs” of mandates that do not directly support student education, a divided Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday in a closely watched >
Opinion: Community colleges answer talent shortage
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Oct 15, 5:37 AM: Across southeast Michigan, we hear this from employers who are counting on schools to help train not just their future workforces, but the skilled employees they hope to hire right away. It is clear the most important fuel needed in >
Detroit school board race draws 8 candidates
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Oct 15, 5:35 AM: The district faces several challenges: its drinking water is tainted with lead and copper, it has $500 million in needed infrastructure repairs and its teacher shortage is around 200 positions.
At some Detroit schools, toxins in water reached excessive levels
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Oct 9, 6:57 AM: As Detroit's school district develops plans to make drinking water safe inside its buildings, a review of testing data shows one school had more than 54 times the allowable amount of lead under federal law while another exceeded the >
Wednesday is Count Day, schools urge parents to have kids in class for funding
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Oct 3, 4:51 AM: Wednesday is Count Day, one of two days designated by the state, for the nearly 900 school districts and charter schools statewide to tally the number of students attending their schools for state aid purpose.
New public school in Detroit would be unlike any other in city
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Oct 1, 5:27 AM: Another one-of-a-kind new school could be coming to Detroit next year and it would be unique on two levels: It will be a classical school. And it will have a dormitory.
61 Michigan districts that lost most students to charters, school choice
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Sep 28, 7:02 AM: More than half of Michigan school districts experienced a net loss in enrollment last year because students living in their district enrolled in a charter school or another public school system, according to an MLive analysis of >
As Detroit Delta Prep abruptly closes, here are options for parents
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Sep 28, 5:55 AM: Parents of students at Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice may feel like they're out of options after the school's board voted Wednesday to shut down. But parents do have some choices.
Another Detroit charter school abruptly closes, leaving students hanging in the balance
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Sep 27, 4:59 AM: Less than a month into the school year, Detroit’s Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice suddenly sent students packing today as education officials announced their permanent closure to the shock of parents and >
Class sizes raise concerns for Mich. parents, districts, teachers
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Sep 27, 4:56 AM: Korie Wilkins was happy with the small class sizes at her son's elementary school for the last three years. Then the Rochester Community Schools parent heard a number this month that stopped her in her tracks: 30.
The 54 Michigan districts with biggest enrollment gains from school choice
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Sep 25, 7:20 AM: About 42 percent of Michigan school districts experienced a net increase in their student count last year by enrolling out-of-district students, according to an MLive analysis of state data.
Opinion: Marygrove, UM partnership will educate both teachers and students
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Sep 20, 7:15 AM: This is a new era, where education systems, from early childhood to primary to secondary, to postsecondary education are joined together in a common goal: We will all be teaching and learning together. We hope that our collaboration >

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