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57 Michigan high schools with fewer than 5% testing as college ready
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Jun 5, 7:07 AM: Michigan has 220 public-school programs where less than 5 percent of the Class of 2018 tested as fully college-ready as juniors, according to state data.
Editorial: Michigan’s schools: It’s time to light the fire
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May 31, 5:12 AM: Blow apart the existing structure and set about building the nation’s most innovative and responsive system of schools. A big move is needed if Michigan is to move to the Top 10 from the bottom 10 in education performance. >
State wants to convince high school students to pursue apprenticeships
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May 29, 6:41 AM: A new survey shows most Michigan high school students are not aware of a potential option after graduation. A Michigan Talent Investment Agency survey found only 13% of high school students consider apprenticeships a good >
Detroit's far-reaching strategy to fill its schools
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May 29, 6:20 AM: After enrollment declines that saw the student population shrink by 71% in almost 15 years, officials from the Detroit Public Schools Community District are embarking on a far-reaching strategy to fill their schools. >
School choice doesn't work, educators tell Civil Rights Commission
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May 24, 6:18 AM: As the U.S. Department of Education looks for ways to expand school choice programs, Michigan educators testified Monday to how the state's Schools of Choice policy has contributed to inequities among schools and uneven >
Opinion: Providing quality education for all students
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May 24, 5:16 AM: Future economic growth in Southeast Michigan depends on preparing all students for success, beginning in preschool through post- secondary education.  Quality education – whether this means K-12, 2 or 4 year college, or >
Detroit school board OKs Duggan's bus loop idea for northwest Detroit
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May 23, 7:18 AM: The system was designed as a way to boost enrollment at charter schools and schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District by making it easier for students to get to and from school using bus service. >
Grand Valley initiates intervention to turn around Abney Academy
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May 23, 5:27 AM: Grand Valley State University, which authorizes the school, Charter School Office has worked closely with new principal Paul Adams and his staff to improve teaching and learning by embedding literacy and assessment coaches >
3 Detroit charter schools' contract renewals rejected by board panel
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May 22, 5:19 AM: Three Detroit charter schools face an uncertain future after two subcommittees of the Detroit Board of Education rejected giving them a three-year contract renewal.
Editorial: For-profit charters aren’t that scary
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May 21, 6:31 AM: Michigan Democrats have sounded an alarm against charter schools for years, raising the specter of greedy for-profit corporations seeing children as dollar signs. That rhetoric is only growing in a pivotal election year. >
Letter: Charter school students take flight
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May 18, 5:35 AM: If you had any doubts that Michigan’s charter schools offer innovative educational opportunities, all you had to do was look to the skies on May 8.
Column: Dems unfairly target charters schools
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May 17, 6:45 AM: Earlier this month, an elected Democrat legislative leader bragged to The Detroit News about Democrats’ intention to declare war on charter public schools.
Partnership with college considered for building trades program
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May 16, 6:13 AM: A Career Technical Education consortium program, run through Southwestern Michigan College, would allow participants to receive dual enrollment credit. Students could earn college credit while in high school, and graduate >
Schuette appeals ruling that blocks aid for private schools
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May 15, 6:01 AM: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette on Monday appealed a judge's decision to block $5 million in state spending to defray the cost of inspections and other government safety requirements at private schools, saying the >
Jacques: Schuette, stand for private schools
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May 11, 4:34 AM: The Michigan attorney general and Republican candidate for governor should appeal a decision last month that banned the state from reimbursing nonpublic schools for the costs of state-mandated health and safety measures. >
Study: Virtual Schools Growing in MI Despite Poor Outcomes
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May 8, 7:34 AM: The concept of “going to school” usually involves hundreds of students congregating under the same roof, studying just feet away from each other. These days, a growing number of students are trying an alternative: virtual >
Detroit school board backs teacher bonuses, credit
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May 3, 6:53 AM: The Detroit school board has approved plans to give bonuses to veteran district teachers as well as give credit for previous classroom experience to educators, union officials confirmed Wednesday.
Column: Let’s get our students ready for success
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May 3, 5:14 AM: Fewer than one quarter of our state’s high school students are career or college ready at graduation. Our rankings have plummeted to the bottom third of states nationwide on too many essential skill areas, like reading and >
Mich. judge strikes down state aid to private schools
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Apr 27, 5:06 AM: A Michigan judge on Thursday struck down as unconstitutional two state laws that reimburse private schools for the cost of fire drills, inspections and other state requirements.
Educators discuss impact of school choice at WSU forum
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Apr 19, 5:09 AM: During a debate on school choice in America, Detroit schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said Wednesday he could speak first-hand about what it was like to walk into a school system decimated by unregulated choice. >

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