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New public school in Detroit would be unlike any other in city
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Oct 1, 5:27 AM: Another one-of-a-kind new school could be coming to Detroit next year and it would be unique on two levels: It will be a classical school. And it will have a dormitory.
61 Michigan districts that lost most students to charters, school choice
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Sep 28, 7:02 AM: More than half of Michigan school districts experienced a net loss in enrollment last year because students living in their district enrolled in a charter school or another public school system, according to an MLive >
As Detroit Delta Prep abruptly closes, here are options for parents
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Sep 28, 5:55 AM: Parents of students at Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice may feel like they're out of options after the school's board voted Wednesday to shut down. But parents do have some choices. >
Another Detroit charter school abruptly closes, leaving students hanging in the balance
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Sep 27, 4:59 AM: Less than a month into the school year, Detroit’s Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice suddenly sent students packing today as education officials announced their permanent closure to the shock of parents and >
Class sizes raise concerns for Mich. parents, districts, teachers
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Sep 27, 4:56 AM: Korie Wilkins was happy with the small class sizes at her son's elementary school for the last three years. Then the Rochester Community Schools parent heard a number this month that stopped her in her tracks: 30. >
The 54 Michigan districts with biggest enrollment gains from school choice
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Sep 25, 7:20 AM: About 42 percent of Michigan school districts experienced a net increase in their student count last year by enrolling out-of-district students, according to an MLive analysis of state data.
Opinion: Marygrove, UM partnership will educate both teachers and students
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Sep 20, 7:15 AM: This is a new era, where education systems, from early childhood to primary to secondary, to postsecondary education are joined together in a common goal: We will all be teaching and learning together. We hope that our >
Opinion: Marygrove, UM partnership will educate both teachers and students
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Sep 20, 6:17 AM: There are a series of intentional, evidence-based practices that must be present between birth and career in order to create just, equitable, and efficacious educational systems. Current education research, however, does >
Op-Ed: Parents don't consider charter schools political
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Sep 19, 6:06 AM: And here’s the thing: To students like Rickea Jackson, and to her family, charter schools are not about politics. Charter schools are about getting a great education.
'Is this really a school?' Desperate for education, Detroit students pin hope on lawsuit
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Sep 18, 7:33 AM: Jamarria Hall's Detroit high school reminded him of a state prison: chains on the doors, disgusting food and dirty water, bathroom stalls without doors. No computers, tablets or SMART Boards. The few books he saw in the >
Opinion: School choice keeps parents satisfied
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Sep 17, 4:29 AM: As a major part of the state budget, education can be a popular platform to campaign on. But candidates for governor should skip the rhetoric and listen more to parents, including those who have exercised school choice. >
Editorial: More proof that charters do better
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Sep 14, 5:52 AM: Hard evidence continues to debunk the widely circulated myth that charter schools in Detroit perform no better than traditional public schools. It certainly isn't true when it comes to scores on the SAT, the test used by >
Editorial: Don't ditch teacher grading model
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Sep 13, 4:52 AM: It took the Michigan Legislature years to fashion the state’s current approach to teacher evaluations. The framework was a bipartisan effort, and highly incorporated the input of experts in the teaching field. Three years >
Marygrove College slated to feature Detroit K-12 education
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Sep 12, 4:56 AM: Detroit’s board of education on Tuesday approved launching a K-12 program, with sights on a "cradle to career" campus at Marygrove College.
Michigan school districts battle widespread teacher shortages
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Sep 10, 5:55 AM: Michigan is battling a persistent shortage of teachers early in the school year, prompting school district leaders to scramble to fill their vacancies while fearing the problem might only get worse.
Bottled water among school supplies for Detroit, Flint kids
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Sep 4, 7:16 AM: Schoolchildren in Detroit and Flint are carrying more than pencils, notebooks and lunches to their first day of school on Tuesday; they are packing bottled water.
New student count rules rile cyber school supporters
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Sep 4, 6:16 AM: Dan Quisenberry is the president of the Michigan Charter School Association.   He says the new rule would discourage online schools from accepting new students once the school year begins.
Detroit schools have unsafe drinking water, administrators say
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Aug 31, 7:23 AM: All of the Detroit public schools nearly 40,000 students are without drinking water after testing revealed high levels of lead and copper in at least 16 schools, administrators announced Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Editorial: Stagnant test scores must spur more reform
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Aug 31, 4:56 AM: A new crop of statewide test scores again highlights the entrenched challenges facing Michigan schools. While there are some glimmers of progress in the latest scores, the picture overall is stagnant at best. >
Editorial: Cyber school defenders too transparent
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Aug 30, 6:51 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder has tried the past two years to take some of the profit out of online “cyber” charter schools. Storefront cyber academies exist mainly to make their operators wealthy while providing little education and >

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