Category Archives: Education

State releases school rankings and ratings, education groups call info “confusing”

School desksMore 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

State school board asks lawmakers for tougher laws on charter schools

flag in classroomThe 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.
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State Board of Education to tackle charter school issues this week

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe state Board of Education this week will unveil its plan to deal with problems in Michigan charter schools.

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.
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