2:43 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Common Core standards pass House

Update; Full House has approved resolution
The state House Education Committee this morning approved a resolution that would allow the state to move forward with implementing the controversial Common Core State Standards, but the future of an exam that would assess those standards remains iffy.
10:56 am
Thu September 26, 2013

State House could vote Thursday on moving ahead with Common Core curriculum

Michigan Board of Education adopted the national standards in 2010
Lansing - House lawmakers are taking up a resolution Wednesday that would resume funding for Michigan's Common Core State standards, just days before the state's Oct. 1 deadline for spending in the new fiscal year. The standards, which are stricter benchmarks in reading and math for Michigan's K-12 students, have generated tremendous controversy nationally and in the state.
10:44 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Fund would help schools change to year around calendar

Several school districts in Michigan have experimented with alternative calendar
LANSING -- A new proposal in the Michigan House of Representatives would set aside $10 million in state funds to help schools transition to a "year-round" calendar where students do not have the traditional lengthy summer break.
11:48 am
Fri August 30, 2013

K-12 online learning grows in Michigan

Local public schools must pay for up to two online classes per student each semester in grades 5 through 12 even though students don't need to get approval from their own schools to sign up.
In what may be the biggest change, public school students in Grades 5-12 will be able to take up to two online courses per semester offered by any district or the state's virtual school - classes that will be part of a statewide catalog of online classes maintained by the Michigan Virtual University (MVU) that will be up and running in October.
10:32 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Do schools face a digital revolution?

School bell at the Pioneer Farmstead at Wildlife Prairie State Park in Hanna City, Illinois
Credit fritzmb / Flickr

The “digital revolution” has swept over retailers, the media, and the entertainment industry. Katherine Prince says schools are next. She’s the senior director of the Foresight project at nonprofit KnowledgeWorks foundation based in Cincinnati.

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