A dozen Central Michigan University physical therapy students have ventured north to continue their studies,not at CMU, but at Michigan Tech in Houghton. Read more
A group of institutions that oversee Michigan charter schools has come up with a system it says will lead to better oversight.
With costs for education on the rise, a new bill has been introduced in the state legislature that aims to make school supplies more affordable. Read more
The state expects to lend about 200 school districts money to help them start the school year. That is normal in Michigan, which doesn’t send its first school aid payments until October.
A state loan board will choose between two competing proposals to give a short-term bridge loan to the Detroit Public Schools. One is from the district’s emergency manager. The other is an alternative proposed by the school board.
More Michigan schools are meeting goals in areas such as student performance on standardized tests and graduation rates. That’s according to the state’s annual school accountability report, which was released Wednesday.
The number of schools meeting most of their learning goals jumped by almost 30 percent since last year. Read more
The board approved a set of legislative recommendations regarding charter schools on Tuesday. One recommendation asks lawmakers to consider putting a so-called “smart cap” on charter school creation.
Issues like road repair and the primary election have taken the spotlight recently, but education advocates say the state needs to continue to focus on children’s reading proficiency. Read more
Eleven institutions that authorize charter schools in Michigan risk losing their ability to open new schools, according to state superintendent of schools Mike Flanagan.
It’s a reaction to a recent Detroit Free Press series that suggested conflicts of interest, mixed academic results, and a lack of transparency in Michigan charters.