Michigan Schools Superintendent

7:23 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Michigan Schools Superintendent Says Michigan is 10 Years Behind Leading States

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Mike Flanagan says "you can't deny" the state's poor performance on national tests
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: Center for Michigan
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan has concluded that Michigan is "10 years behind" states with high-achieving schools. In a blunt, at times stunningly self-critical review of his performance as schools chief, Flanagan told Bridge that his office was "perplexed" by Michigan's poor performance on national tests, too slow to question the performance of charter schools and "frustrated" with the legislature.
6:23 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Battle Creek Public Schools praised by State Schools Superintendent

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State Superintendent Michael Flanagan tours a school every month, this is his first visit to school in Battle Creek
The state's top school executive on Thursday praised Battle Creek Public Schools for a "spirit (and) enthusiasm" he said can't be measured by standardized tests, but defended the state's ranking system that puts BCPS schools near the bottom of the list for performance on those tests.