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. Read more→
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 state Board of Education is urging lawmakers to put tougher regulations on charter schools.
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. Read more→
There was a lengthy meeting Monday between the Michigan Superintendent of Public Instruction and some of the state’s largest charter school authorizers. Its purpose was to review the rules to ensure the independent academies are performing as promised. Read more→
A group of educators, lawmakers, and finance experts is working through the Legislature’s summer break. They’re trying to craft a fiscal “early warning” plan to help avert future sudden school closings when districts run out of money. Read more→