michigan education department

6:10 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Hearing Wednesday on Future of Testing in Michigan

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Future of testing in state has been in flux because of debate over "common core"
The Education Department planned to replace its state exams in key subjects with a new test, the Smarter Balanced Assessment, beginning in Spring 2015. That test, based on the Common Core State Standards, would have been given to students in elementary, middle and high schools.
6:41 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Berrien County school district no longer offers classes, but still in dispute with state

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Case centers on student counts for Galien School District
The Galien school district's court battle with the Michigan Department of Education isn't over. The MDE has appealed a late July court ruling in Galien's favor to the Michigan Court of Appeals, said Kevin Ivers, superintendent of the Berrien County Regional Education Service Agency.