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a-f letter grades
March 2, 2018
Week in review: The truants of kindergarten
While some might assume that Detroit’s sky-high chronic absenteeism rate is driven by teens skipping class, the problem in city schools is actually…
grappling with grades
March 1, 2018
A-F school letter grades bill passes House committee with only GOP support, goes to full House
A revised version of a controversial bill that would give every school in the state an A-F report…
Scores of scores
February 16, 2018
Republican state board member says A-F school letter grades would hurt poor students, but lawmakers aren’t convinced
A representative of the state board of education spoke strongly against a House bill to evaluate school performance with an A-F report card,…
grappling with grades
February 15, 2018
Getting kids to class may be harder than some lawmakers think. A new study casts doubt on how big a role educators can play.
Michigan and other states are focusing more on how often students are absent as a factor in determining a school’s performance. But a…
February 8, 2018
Lawmaker proposes giving every school in the state A-F grades to stop ‘masking poor performance’
All Michigan schools would receive an annual report card with letter grades in six different categories under new legislation that got a hearing…
On the dashboard
January 9, 2018
Michigan unveils ‘data dashboard’ to help parents quickly compare local schools
The new “data dashboard” allows parents to a see a host of information about individual schools on a single computer screen.
Week In Review
March 17, 2017
A lawsuit, our exciting event, and 9 other things you should know about Detroit schools this week
Michigan’s letter grades for schools were thrown into question this week as policy makers picked sides about how the state evaluates schools.
January 13, 2017
Sponsor of Tennessee’s A-F school grading law wants launch postponed
Rep. Glen Casada says the state should hold off because schools are still transitioning to a new Tennessee test.
Making the grade
December 15, 2016
Tennessee schools soon will receive letter grades. But will poverty be considered?
Not everyone is in agreement about what should constitute an A under Tennessee's new system for evaluating schools.
January 26, 2016
Find your school’s 2015 A-F letter grade
Few schools across the state saw their grades change from 2014.
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