education reform

12:24 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Michigan schools could get the bill for teacher evaluation changes

The plan includes a requirement to fire "consistently ineffective" teachers and to actively mentor new teachers.
LANSING -- Proposed changes to Michigan's teacher evaluation system could cost local school districts and intermediate school districts as much as $42 million, but the sponsors of the proposed changes say most of the expenses are one-time costs the state could reimburse through the budget surplus.
11:51 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Private school reform group in public spotlight

Michigan's current constitution prohibits the use of vouchers for public schools, including charter schools.
Lansing - A secret work group that includes top aides to Gov. Rick Snyder has been meeting since December to develop a lower-cost model for K-12 public education with a funding mechanism that resembles school vouchers.
5:54 am
Fri March 22, 2013

House approves bill to expand school reform district

Bill now goes to Senate Education Committee
The state House passed a bill Thursday that would cap the number of schools in the state reform school district at 50 but allow some low-performing schools to be exempted from being placed in it.