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Gov. Whitmer mounts public campaign for increased education spending
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Aug 20, 7:02 AM: Among the messages conveyed by the governor were assertions the legislature wasn’t serious about negotiating the state’s budgeting priorities, which she said was evidenced by the decision made by state representatives to >
Jacques: Dissolving Benton Harbor schools may be best option
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Aug 13, 5:24 AM: With the school year quickly approaching, a top priority is going to be figuring out a path forward for the Benton Harbor school district. The district’s $18.4 million deficit, declining enrollment and terrible academic >
CMU charts a course for charters
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Aug 12, 7:10 AM: As a charter public school authorizer, CMU partners with Central Academy, the Ann Arbor, Michigan, K-12 school where Shalabi found the bioscience courses and supportive environment that set him on his career path. >
Future remains unclear for Benton Harbor students
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Aug 12, 7:05 AM: Union officials say they don't know how many teachers will show up on Sept. 3, and one mother has made the tough decision to withdraw three of her four children from the southwest Michigan district of 1,800 students. >
Letter: Detroit students need funding, not charter hype
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Aug 7, 7:31 AM: Charter backers are unhappy that Democratic presidential candidates have come out in favor of regulating charter schools and limiting their growth. For decades, many Democrats have been sympathetic to and have received >
$53M Washtenaw ISD bond would benefit Honey Creek charter school
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Aug 6, 8:00 AM: Nearly half the classrooms that would be built under a bond proposal to be decided by Washtenaw County voters Tuesday would benefit a local nonprofit charter school.
Saginaw charter school moving to a 4-day school week
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Aug 1, 7:14 AM: Starting this school year the Learn to Earn Charter Academy in Saginaw County will hold classes Monday through Thursday, but not all students are off the hook on Friday.
Opinion: Detroit charter school successes will go unsung in debates
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Jul 31, 7:25 AM: The second round of Democratic debates are well under way in Michigan’s Motor City. Among topics discussed by the 20 presidential candidates, you’re unlikely to hear about something really wonderful — how the debate’s host >
New GVSU president talks opportunities, affordability, student engagement
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Jul 29, 6:46 AM: Mantella told trustees there is a national need to increase access and completion in post-secondary education, and acknowledged that the dynamic changes in education are challenging the institution’s capacity and readiness >
Another coding school opens in Detroit as demand for tech workers soars
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Jul 25, 6:40 AM: Talk to almost any business leader today and they will describe their companies as technology firms first and a provider of a particular product or service second.
Opinion: Michigan should fund students directly
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Jul 11, 6:29 AM: Regardless of how much more we spend on top of the nearly $15 billion we already do, my advice is to stop funding systems and begin funding children. Directly.
Editorial: Encourage innovative school leaders
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Jul 11, 5:36 AM: Republican lawmakers are reviving common-sense bills that would offer schools some welcome flexibility. The opposition — echoed from last fall — to the bills is indicative of the broader problems facing Michigan >
Opinion: Give more power to parents of special-needs learners
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Jul 9, 5:53 AM: Families who have faced obstacles in their efforts to give their children with special needs the best shot at academic and life success can take heart from a pair of recent court rulings.
Kent County school district launching online program, career center
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Jul 2, 5:58 AM: For the 2019-20 school year, Northview Public Schools is launching a new online learning program, the Northview Next Learning Center and the Northview Next Career Center for alternative students.
MI Supreme Court will decide whether taxpayer money can ever go to private schools
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Jun 26, 7:03 AM: The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether it’s ever okay under the state Constitution for taxpayer dollars to support private schools.
Opinion: All schools, including charters, need to be rooted in the community
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Jun 24, 7:51 AM: We call on Michigan’s charter authorizers to support efforts to add real local control into our charter system, both through legislation and, in the short term, through voluntary changes to their own practices that could >
Opinion: Michigan's rural and urban schools face same issues across a political divide
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Jun 24, 7:40 AM: Since the passage of Proposal A in 1995, Michigan’s schools have been funded largely by a portion of the state sales tax, and by property taxes, which are collected in the state's School Aid Fund. The state gives funding >
Opinion: Whitmer misguided in Benton Harbor crisis
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Jun 21, 7:06 AM: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is in over her head in Benton Harbor Area Schools. Suddenly, though, our fledgling governor is waking up to the reality that she is alienating the very demographic — black and progressive voters — who >
Jacques: Charter school grants safe for now, but future less certain
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Jun 19, 6:37 AM: The Michigan Department of Education on Thursday awarded grants to four Detroit-area charter schools, despite efforts by the State Board of Education to delay the process last month.
Inmates graduate from Jackson College
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Jun 18, 7:22 AM: Amid the turning of tassels and the cheers of loved ones, graduates of a Jackson College program in a Monday, June 17 ceremony may have forgotten they were behind bars.

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