Michigan Education Update

  • Michigan to Washington: ALL Kids Matter!

    By on April 14, 2015

    Standing Up to Washington – Accountability Matters If your child isn’t getting a great education, you don’t just shrug your shoulders. America shouldn’t either. Last week, lawmakers in Washington proposed a compromise for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA – also known as No Child Left Behind). While we are encouraged by the bipartisan proposal’s backing...

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  • Spring Tests Begin

    By on April 13, 2015

    This week, students across our state began taking Michigan’s new assessment – the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). Replacing the outdated MEAP test, M-STEP represents a different kind of assessment for our students and teachers, including: Years of investments and testing are paying off and the vast majority of students will take the test on a computer....

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  • Support for Early Literacy, Teacher Evaluations

    By on April 7, 2015

    Support for Early Literacy, Teacher Evaluations There was good news for supporters of better schools for Michigan’s students in the legislature last week. School aid appropriations subcommittees approved budgets for the next fiscal year that include increased funding for early literacy programs and support for teacher evaluations, feedback and support. In the Senate, the appropriations subcommittee recommended a $35...

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