Education

7:06 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Common Core Senate hearing focuses on tests and state Board of Education

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House has passed resolution to move ahead with new education standards
LANSING -- The Michigan Department of Education does not have an exact cost for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, two state Senate committees heard Wednesday, but education officials are limited in what actions they can take under the budget provision blocking funding for the standards.
7:07 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Battle Creek area schools cut teachers, but maintain experience

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Older, more experienced teachers were spared from reductions
Area schools cut a 10th of their teaching staff over the past six years but retained their most experienced and well-educated instructors. Last school year, the 26 area school districts employed a combined 2,385 teachers, according to recently released state data.
2:43 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Common Core standards pass House

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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

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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

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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.

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