No Child Left Behind

1:49 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Almost Half of All Michigan Schools Need Improvement Data Shows

That’s according to data from the Michigan School Accountability Scorecards, the system to keep tabs on schools under the federal No Child Left Behind act. See how Kalamazoo Schools fared here:
Nearly half of Michigan's schools are in need of improvement and only 50 schools statewide earned the highest accountability rating by the Michigan Department of Education, according to data released this morning.
7:18 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Committee Vote Expected Wednesday on Teacher Evaluation Bills

Michigan is at risk of losing a federal waiver and nearly $28-million in funding
Education advocates are keeping a watchful eye Wednesday on two bills that would create a statewide teacher evaluation system for Michigan. At 10:30 a.m., the House education committee is expected to vote on HB 5223 and HB 5224, designed to implement a new teacher evaluation system that for the first time would include student growth in rating a teacher's performance.
3:12 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Is No Child Left Behind working? Education reform groups want to know

StudentsFirst and Democrats for Education Reform sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education asking for test scores and graduation rates from No Child Left Behind states across the country. Michigan and several other states are due to renew waivers that bypass some of the requirements of the act.
LANSING -- With Michigan and other states approaching the end of their waivers from federal No Child Left Behind requirements, a coalition of several education reform groups is asking U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to require states to prove their efforts are working.
11:49 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Michigan schools to be color-coded

Some school officials say they're worried that the new system might actually cause more confusion about how well schools are doing.
The new Michigan School Accountability Scorecards is what state officials hope is a more intuitive, color-coded system that will assign one of five colors - green, lime green, yellow, orange or red - to each school or district. The color green is best, and it means most of the goals were met.