- A New Chapter Set To Begin At Old Mission School
- > Aug 13, 6:32 AM: It took three years of surveys, public meetings and negotiations – not to mention stacks of paperwork, the involvement of more than 500 community members, and a $1.1 million property acquisition – but the new Old Mission
- Mich. Court of Appeals hears arguments in tax dollars to non-public schools case
- Aug 8, 6:17 AM: The Michigan Court of Appeals will decide if the state can give money to private and parochial schools for expenses that stem from state mandates.
- Teacher recruitment takes many forms in Detroit
- > Aug 6, 6:33 AM: The district has taken a year-round approach to teacher recruitment, traveling to Historically Black Universities and Colleges 11 times to recruit graduates. It also held multiple teaching fairs each month in Detroit.
- Will East Lansing parents embrace new charter school?
- > Aug 3, 6:31 AM: Cole will also have to work against a prevailing narrative about charters as for-profit institutions that take students out of their neighborhood schools, he said. Cole is a non-profit, public school chartered by Central
- Op-Ed: Charter schools have done more harm than good
- > Aug 1, 4:43 AM: No. Just no. Public school advocates and charter school boosters don’t agree more than they disagree. We disagree completely on many issues of prime importance. And public school supporters know that many of the problems
- In Jackson, school choice bring new reality: students as fickle customers
- > Jul 31, 7:05 AM: While the Jackson economy has rebounded from recession, the city’s school district continues to hemorrhage students. The district enrolls about 5,000 students, with another about 3,400 living in the district but attending
- Opinion: Charter schools have done more harm than good in Michigan.
- > Jul 26, 6:21 AM: And public school supporters know that many of the problems in the schools, while they may not have all been caused by charters, have been made a whole lot worse by them – and the reform movement leaders who are profiting
- Doctor inspires a new way to train teachers — and a new kind of school
- > Jul 23, 6:33 AM: In its place, they’re creating a new method — one based on the way doctors are trained — that will extend teacher training through their first three years on the job, supporting them as they take on the daunting
- Saginaw charter high school aimed at dropouts opening in 2019
- Jul 20, 6:00 AM: Saginaw Covenant Academy, the new year-round charter high school targeting dropouts, has postponed its opening until Feb. 1, 2019 to complete building renovations, officials say.
- Column: Liberal policy scary as violent behavior
- > Jul 19, 6:23 AM: Still, bizarrely, yes. Each of the Democratic candidates for governor has promised to ban these schools and to force tens of thousands of Michigan kids out of the schools that help them succeed and back into the failure
- Column: Threats from state won't fix decades of school disinvestment
- Jul 13, 4:40 AM: It's difficult to argue that a failing school should stay open. But when closing a failing school won't get those students to a better alternative, there's not much point.
- Detroit schools will hire teachers without classroom experience, sparking debate
- > Jul 12, 5:45 AM: Detroit’s main district is proceeding with a plan to hire teachers who are certified but have received no training in the classroom — adding an element of controversy to efforts to fill hundreds of teacher vacancies by the
- Opinion: Focus on jobs keeps kids in school
- > Jul 11, 5:41 AM: By combining mentoring, career exploration, employability skills training, student-led leadership, job placement services, financial literacy, and a myriad of other services, students are connecting to the future. They are
- Students in Detroit Are Suing the State Because They Weren’t Taught to Read
- Jul 9, 7:23 AM: What to do when a school is infested with vermin, when textbooks are outdated, when students can’t even read? Perhaps the answer is sue the government.
- Michigan's charter schools outperforming district school counterparts
- > Jul 6, 4:35 AM: Michigan's public charter schools outperform their district school counterparts when it comes to the percentage of students that graduate and go on to enroll in colleges and universities. That's in addition to helping
- ‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules
- Jul 5, 7:08 AM: Students in Detroit sued state officials, claiming that dismal conditions in their public schools violate their constitutional rights. On Friday, a federal judge dismissed the suit.
- Judge says there's no fundamental right to learn to read and write
- > Jul 2, 6:40 AM: The ruling came in a federal lawsuit that was closely watched across the U.S. because of its potential impact: Filed on behalf of Detroit students, it sought to hold a dozen state officials — including Gov. Rick Snyder —
- White Plains teachers flooded with emails from DeVos-funded Mackinac org post-Janus
- > Jun 29, 6:00 AM: Hours after Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that public employees do not have to pay union fees if they don’t join their labor organization, teachers in the White Plains school district began receiving emails
- Lack of high-speed internet leaves rural communities behind
- > Jun 29, 5:25 AM: The issue also extends to schools. According to a report from Education Superhighway, a nonprofit studying internet access at schools throughout the country, 157,490 students in 54 school districts in Michigan don't have
- El-Sayed says his education plan would "De-DeVos" Michigan schools
- > Jun 28, 5:10 AM: El-Sayed says Michigan also needs to “De-DeVos” education — a reference to how now-U.S. Education Secretary Betsey DeVos and her family have shaped the education landscape in Michigan over the past 20 years, promoting
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