Mike Flanagan

7:23 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Michigan Schools Superintendent Says Michigan is 10 Years Behind Leading States

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.
6:20 am
Tue July 29, 2014

State Superintendent Promises to Hold Charter School Authorizers Accountable

Mike Flanagan is working on a plan to monitor oversight of charter schools
The MDE framework will initially focus on charter contracts, transparency, academic performance, school finances and the way MDE assesses authorizers, according to Malverne Winborne, who oversees the charter office at Eastern Michigan University.
6:18 am
Mon July 28, 2014

State Superintendent to Meet With Charter School Authorizers Monday

Mike Flanagan says he plans to use power to stop authorization of new charters if performance is not up to standard
State schools Superintendent Mike Flanagan will host representatives from Michigan's charter school authorizers today. The meeting is the first of two this week as Flanagan shapes his plan to hold universities and other authorizers accountable for the performance of the schools they approve. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m.
11:40 am
Wed January 30, 2013

State Superintendent Promotes Increasing Teacher Salaries to Lure More Math and Science Teachers

The state superintendent says a lot of students don't see teaching as high-paying career, but this could change if teaching salaries become more competitive.
LANSING, MI -- State Superintendent Mike Flanagan says bumping teacher salaries up to $100,000 would encourage more qualified math and science students - as well as working professionals - to consider a career in education.