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July 8, 2019
New high school at Marygrove reaching students attending schools outside the Detroit district
The new high school on the campus of Marygrove College is attracting some students who've previously sought other educational options.
June 27, 2019
Michigan no longer ranks near bottom for special education, but that doesn’t mean students are doing better academically
Michigan’s special education performance improved slightly this year, after it was ranked near the bottom of the nation in 2018.
Politics & Policy
June 7, 2019
Michigan’s top lawyer asks court to recognize right to a ‘minimally adequate’ education in Detroit literacy lawsuit
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is siding with the plaintiffs in the closely-watched "right to literacy" lawsuit filed on behalf of Detroit school children.
June 6, 2019
Detroit’s historic Kettering High School property could get new life housing auto suppliers for new Jeep plant
The Kettering High School property could be used to house auto suppliers.
Third Grade Reading
June 3, 2019
As the school year winds down, a look at how Michigan’s third grade reading law will impact Detroit schools
Michigan law requires that beginning with the next school year, schools must hold back third graders who are a year or more behind grade level in reading.
May 21, 2019
Report: Michigan is making little to no progress in becoming a top-performing state academically
Michigan has little to show for efforts to improve student achievement, according to a report released today.
May 2, 2019
One finalist for Michigan’s top education job is out, which means another will enter the race
If Brenda Cassellius formally withdraws from consideration for the Michigan state superintendent's position, another finalist could be added.
April 24, 2019
These three finalists have a shot at becoming Michigan’s next state schools superintendent
The three finalists for the state superintendent's job from Michigan include two local superintendents and the former head of Minnesota schools.
April 4, 2019
M-STEP: a parent’s guide. What you need to know before your children take Michigan’s mandatory exams
Monday will mark the beginning of Michigan’s annual testing season — eight weeks that will help determine whether all the academic lessons and…
March 27, 2019
Global climate change, gay rights, Roe v. Wade all make it back into Michigan’s social studies standards
Many of the topics that had been removed from Michigan's social studies standards have been revived in the current draft.
March 26, 2019
Last minute addition of A-F grading system by Michigan lawmakers may not meet federal guidelines
As deadline looms for rollout of A-F school accountability law in Michigan, new guidance says it conflicts with federal rules
March 20, 2019
Michigan educators like their own schools — but urge young people to stay away from their profession
It was the one of the largest surveys ever done of Michigan educators, and the results will help shape policy recommendations.
March 12, 2019
As deadlines loom for Michigan’s A-F law, state education leaders to request a delay
The controversial A-F letter grading system means Michigan now has two ways to hold schools accountable.
Fixing MI Schools
January 30, 2019
Meet the people who could help decide the fate of schools in Michigan this year
This year will be a pivotal one in the debate over how to improve Michigan schools, with new leadership at every angle at the state level.
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