- Groups sue to stop public funds for private schools
- > Mar 22, 5:52 AM: Public school and parent groups are suing the state and Gov. Rick Snyder in an attempt to block taxpayer funds from going to private schools, arguing this year’s $2.5 million appropriation violates the Michigan Constitution and
- Detroit school district sues to head off closures
- > Mar 21, 5:32 AM: Detroit’s new public school district is suing the state to stop any forced closures of academically failing schools or “coercion” into a partnership model that would allow them to stay open for at least another 18
- Detroit schools board votes to sue Michigan over closures
The board of education voted unanimously — late into a more than five-hour meeting — to sue the state School Reform Office, the state of Michigan and Natasha Baker, the school reform officer.
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- Detroit kids have better options, just not in Detroit
- > Mar 14, 5:54 AM: Long frustrated by failed efforts to turn around Michigan's worst public schools, top Republican officials decided it was time for a drastic measure: shut down 38 schools that were ranked continually in the bottom 5 percent
- NAACP gathers Detroiters’ views on charter schools in the city
- Mar 9, 7:28 AM: The NAACP, which last year issued a moratorium on funding for charter schools, held the fifth in a series of public hearings across the nation at Detroit Collegiate Academy-Northwestern High School in Detroit.
- State ‘partnership’ plan to prevent school closures would preserve local control
- > Mar 6, 6:22 AM: The approach would preserve local control, and would include specific improvement goals, a timeline for meeting those objectives and accountability measures if a school fails to show progress, Whiston said in a letter to school
- New charter school planned in East Lansing
- Mar 2, 7:50 AM: Competition for elementary students in East Lansing is likely to heat up a year from now when a new charter school is expected to open.
- Online learning system offers education flexibility for Blissfiled students
- > Mar 2, 7:34 AM: The Blissfield High School principal is a strong advocate for flexible education that offers both what gifted and struggling students need, while never failing to challenge the average learner too. That's why Gfell supports virtual
- Cyber charter schools could lose $16 million under Gov. Snyder’s proposed funding cut
- > Mar 2, 7:27 AM: Officials at cyber charters say their costs are different - but not less than - traditional public schools. But one independent school finance expert says eliminating transportation and maintenance expenses means the cyber charters
- Michigan cyber schools fight Snyder’s proposed aid cut
- Feb 28, 7:09 AM: Opposition is building to Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to cut funding for Michigan charter cyber schools — five years after championing their expansion — and pump the extra money into brick-and-mortar high schools.
- Congressional Dems to Snyder: Stop school closures
- > Feb 22, 6:31 AM: Michigan U.S. House Democrats are calling on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to halt plans to potentially close some of the state’s 38 worst-performing schools by this summer, arguing for additional community dialogue before any
- Parents join Kalamazoo schools in planned lawsuit against state
- Feb 20, 7:09 AM: Kalamazoo Public Schools is teaming up with Wolverton and eight other parents to sue the state office, saying it does not have the legal authority to determine if schools should close.
- State Board of Education comes out against school closures
- > Feb 16, 6:41 AM: The Michigan Board of Education wants Governor Snyder's School Reform Office to call off closing any schools this fall. It joins a growing chorus of protest by parents and school administrators against possible school
- Detroit school closure plan draws objections
- Feb 14, 6:39 AM: Detroit educators and lawmakers said Monday they want the state to toss out any plan to close failing Detroit public schools and work with them to create a better solution.
- State defends plan placing 38 Michigan schools at risk of closure
- Feb 10, 6:35 AM: Michigan School Reform Officer Natasha Baker on Thursday defended how her office has carried out a plan to possibly close 38 schools across the state, saying the intention has "not been to alarm folks."
- Cyber worried
- > Feb 10, 6:15 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal to cut funding for cyber charter schools has one Southwest Michigan school superintendent concerned.The Berrien Springs school district operates cyber schools throughout the state, and Superintendent Dave
- Snyder: Cut funding for cyber charter schools
- > Feb 9, 7:39 AM: Cyber charter schools could see their funding cut under a budget proposal released today by Gov. Rick Snyder. The funding cut, if approved by the Legislature, would acknowledge that cyber schools don't have the same costs as
- Detroit board may sue state to keep schools open
- Feb 9, 6:56 AM: The Detroit school board has threatened to sue to prevent the state from closing schools in the city that have been designated as failing.
- One-fifth of county’s students use schools of choice
- Feb 6, 6:15 AM: More than 3,000 of Lenawee County's 15,374 students attended the school of their choice this past year through a program launched 20 years ago.
- ‘Closure is not a solution’ Kalamazoo schools reject state assessment
- > Feb 2, 7:59 AM: Washington Writers' Academy and Woodward School for Technology and Research have spent three years on the Michigan School Reform Office's list of lowest-achieving Michigan institutions. At a forum to address their risk of closure,
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