Michigan education

12:23 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Michigan high school graduation rates rise

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Michigan State Schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan calls it "positive news for Michigan schools."
Michigan's statewide four-year high-school graduation rate increased nearly 2 percent last year to 76.24 percent, according to data released today by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information. More than 53 percent of Michigan's school districts saw higher graduation rates, CEPI officials said, including Detroit Public Schools which boosted its rate by 5 percent, from 59.7 percent to 64.7 percent.
8:01 am
Tue January 29, 2013

State Superintendent calls for big raises for teachers

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Michael Flanagan says increasing academic standards won't do much good without qualified math and science teachers
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan wants teachers to get a big pay boost. Flanagan, speaking before science experts at Michigan State University today, called on teachers in Michigan to make $100,000-plus salaries to attract more mathematicians and scientists into teaching, according to a news release from the Michigan Department of Education.
8:17 am
Thu January 24, 2013

How Michigan ranks in school spending

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Center for Michigan's Bridge Magazine continues its look at education issues by examining how much money goes to education, and how it is spent.
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  • | Via: Center for Michigan
(courtesy photo/used under Creative Commons license) By Chris Andrews/Bridge Magazine contributor Michigan will spend about $13 billion on K-12 education this year - the single largest use of state revenue. And how those sums will get spent next year and beyond will consume a considerable amount of attention at the Capitol, where views on running schools can be deeply divided.
10:41 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Center for Michigan survey finds Michigan citizens want better schools, expect higher costs

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Survey includes comments from 250 community meetings and two scientific polls.
(Bridge illustration/A.J. Jones) By Ron French/Bridge Magazine Michigan residents want better schools - and they think the state will have to spend more to get them. That's among the findings of the largest effort ever to collect and analyze public opinion on K-12 education in Michigan.