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Charter school students can now pay to play sports at Ypsilanti Schools
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Dec 7, 6:55 AM: After some "heartbreaking" forfeits of games due to the participation of ineligible student-athletes, Ypsilanti Community Schools has reached an agreement that will allow charter school students to join Grizzly athletics. >
Group to call for reforms in Detroit education
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Dec 6, 6:31 AM: A coalition of education, civic, business and religious leaders is set to release a report Wednesday geared toward improving educational opportunities for Detroit students.
In Albion, school choice led to school closures
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Dec 6, 5:50 AM: Albion used to be a remarkably integrated district. Fifteen years ago, there was a nearly even split between white students and kids of color. Albion schools used to be almost evenly split between white students and >
Analysis: Mich. schools among most segregated
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Dec 4, 8:17 AM: Michigan’s percentage of black students attending highly segregated schools is the second highest in the nation, according to data compiled by the Associated Press. The analysis found 40 percent of the state’s black >
Teachers unions ask Supreme Court justice to disqualify herself from teacher pay case
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Dec 4, 7:48 AM: A newly appointed state Supreme Court justice is being formally asked to disqualify herself from a case about the state taking money from teachers’ paychecks to pay for retirees' healthcare.
Michigan Democrats want more transparency in charter school management
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Dec 4, 7:14 AM: A bill package from Michigan House and Senate Democrats would require more transparency and reporting from education management organizations, for-profit or nonprofit companies that manage charter schools.
Lawmakers grill Detroit schools Superintendent Vitti, accuse him of ignoring Michigan law
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Dec 1, 6:43 AM: Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti faced a combative group of lawmakers Thursday during a hearing in Lansing in which they accused him of blatantly disregarding two provisions of a state law that was enacted last year. >
Should Detroit schools stop authorizing charters? Board weighs the fallout
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Nov 21, 6:09 AM: Will the Detroit school district get out of the business of authorizing charter schools? A decision is coming in December, but board members who discussed the possibility at a meeting Monday night asked administrators for >
New charter school plans to open next year in Jackson
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Nov 17, 7:01 AM: The new charter school at 1320 Francis Street planned to open this year. Construction delays prevented that from happening, but the school is on target to open in August for the 2018-19 school year.
Mildred C. Wells officials like partnership deal
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Nov 9, 7:36 AM: Partnering with state and local organizations to improve student achievement is a good thing, school officials at Mildred C. Wells Preparatory Academy in Benton Harbor said Tuesday.
Ferris State analyzing special ed programs at all its charter schools
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Nov 8, 6:23 AM: Ferris State University's Charter Schools Office has entered into an agreement with a Highland company to analyze the special education programs of all 20 schools authorized by the university over the next two years. >
Benton Harbor charter school is latest to hit partnership agreement list
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Nov 6, 8:05 AM: In the fall of 2005, Mildred C. Wells Preparatory Academy was opened to create a challenging learning environment to prepare students for college, said the Rev. Nathaniel Wells III of Greater Community Christian >
Charter school millage bill would fund cyber schools
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Nov 6, 8:04 AM: A new bill in the Michigan House of Representatives would allow charter schools to take a cut of regional public school millages, including online charter schools, or cyber schools. Senate Bill 574 would require >
Michigan Department of Education names new head of School Reform Office
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Nov 1, 5:12 AM: Martin takes over the office during a period of transition. The office originated under a legislative direction in 2010 and placed in the Michigan Department of Education. In 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder moved it to a different >
In a twist, Hamtramck district giving new life to closed charter school building
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Oct 31, 5:11 AM: Usually, it goes like this: A traditional public school or private school closes and its building is snatched up by a charter school. But the opposite has happened in Hamtramck.
Michigan IDs more struggling schools for improvement agreements
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Oct 31, 5:03 AM: Seven more school districts, including four charter schools, are on the hot seat in Michigan because they have some of the worst-performing schools in the state.
DPS touts enrollment boost after taking on EAA kids
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Oct 27, 6:32 AM: Detroit’s public school district touted its first enrollment increase in 15 years on Thursday as it benefited from the addition of students absorbed from a failed state-run city school district.
Dems voice concerns over transparency in debate over charter school funding
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Oct 27, 5:42 AM: Lawmakers debated legislation Thursday that would give charter schools a cut of regional property-tax millages, with Republicans arguing the measure would bring "fairness" to the system but Democrats claiming it would >
State House committee takes up bill to channel millage money to charter schools
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Oct 26, 5:26 AM: Thursday morning, the state House Education Reform Committee takes up a bill that would channel tax money raised by county school districts to charter schools.
Detroit, Flint among cities with highest proportion of charter school students
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Oct 26, 4:51 AM: Michigan is home to two cities - Detroit and Flint - where the majority of students attend charter schools, according to a new report.

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