- New charter school plans to open in August on Francis Street
- > Apr 25, 6:28 AM: The initial building is 5,000 square feet, including four classrooms. A 1,500-square-foot addition is planned for the future, as Tassie expects to add one grade every year up to sixth grade. Grand Valley State University is
- Detroit disputes number of school closings
- Apr 21, 5:50 AM: The Detroit Public Schools Community District may need to close schools in the future as it goes through the process of right-sizing the district, State Superintendent Brian Whiston said this afternoon.
- Detroit school board rescinds charter school decision
- Apr 12, 6:50 AM: The board of education for the Detroit school district voted tonight to rescind a decision it made last month to grant five-year contracts to three charter schools that are part of the Education Achievement Authority.
- GHAPS streamlines intra-district school of choice enrollment
- Apr 11, 5:13 AM: There are 335 internal school of choice students in the current school year, which is about 15 percent of the Grand Haven district’s total enrollment.
- Virtual high school launches in Muskegon County
- Apr 3, 6:11 AM: A new online and non-traditional high school will give students in Muskegon County a different way to receive their diploma.
- Parents hear pitch for the new Detroit school district
- > Apr 3, 5:45 AM: Hundreds of parents and their school-age children spent Sunday afternoon seeing and hearing reasons for attending Detroit Public Schools Community District, which is poised this summer to regain some of its previous size when a
- Detroit schools work on potential deal with state to avoid closures
- Mar 31, 5:38 AM: State Superintendent Brian Whiston was pleased Thursday night with progress made by Detroit school officials on plans to turn around struggling schools and avoid forced closures by the state.
- Legislative panels approve more aid for private schools
- Mar 30, 5:57 AM: Michigan’s Republican-led state Legislature is pushing to increase public funding for private school activities despite a recent lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of pending payments.
- Superintendent hopeful takes stance for school choice
- > Mar 30, 4:39 AM: His position highlights a raging debate over boosting traditional public schools while offering school choice and charters. Michigan has 302 charter schools that serve 1.5 million students. More than 146,000 students now attend
- 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
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