michigan schools

12:10 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

State Superintendent Calls for More Consolidation With 46 Districts in Deficit

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Battle Creek is among four new districts that are expected to end this school year with a deficit
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
LANSING, MI -- Fewer Michigan school districts are operating in deficit this year -- due to dissolution and consolidation -- and more are projected to emerge from budget deficits by the end of the school year.
8:18 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

State House panel approves moving ahead with "common core" standards

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But chairman of House subcommittee wants ability for state to add or remove standards
Michigan should move forward with the implementation of the controversial Common Core State Standards, says the chair of a state House subcommittee that spent this past summer studying the issue.
6:27 am
Tue September 24, 2013

State House Democrats unveil education proposals

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Plan faces opposition from Republicans who hold majority in House and Senate
Democrats in the Michigan House proposed several reforms Monday to improve the state's K-12 schools, but without support from the Republican majority their ideas aren't likely to go anywhere.
12:43 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Study finds Michigan cut education spending more than 33 other states since 2008

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Inflation adjusted spending on education is $572 less per student than it was in 2008, according to report
Michigan has cut investment in K-12 schools by 9 percent since 2008, a deeper cut than 33 other states, according to a report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonpartisan policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.