Advocates Spar On Mackinac About Charter Rules In Detroit Schools OverhaulAdvocates at a major policy meeting are sparring over new oversight of Detroit charter schools as part of a multi-million state bailout of the city's ailing K-12 district.
'Snyder Flu' Continues As Detroit Students, Teachers Protest Plan For Charter SchoolsCass Tech teacher and activist Steve Conn says the sick-out is just a start of things to come.
State Superintendent Warns He'll Suspend Charter School Authorizers That Don’t Measure Up Some organizations that run local charter schools could soon be out of business.
Study Gives Michigan Charter Schools Good MarksA new study shows Michigan is among 10 states in which charter school performance has outpaced traditional public school growth in both math and reading.
32 New Charter Schools Plan To Open In MichiganThirty-two new charter schools that meet "very specific educational needs" are scheduled to open in Michigan this fall.
Teachers Await Selections Of Charter OperatorsThousands of laid-off Michigan public school teachers don't know if they will have jobs waiting for them when classes resume this fall in their state-run districts.
Michigan Charter Schools Grow, But At Modest PaceWhile some decisions on openings and closings have yet to be made, it appears that Michigan's overall number of charter schools will grow by roughly 20 or fewer next fall - adding to the 255 now operating in the state.
Report Reveals Trend Of Segregation In Charter SchoolsA recent report found that the expansion of charter schools has led to classrooms being more segregated today than they were 30 years ago.
Grand Valley To Buy In Downtown Detroit, Build In MuskegonThe Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees approved the purchase of an office building in Detroit that will house offices and support space for the university’s Charter School Office. The board also approved the construction of a new field research building that will serve the needs of the university's Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon.
Michigan Bill Allowing More Cyber Schools AdvancesThe bill would raise the cap on the number of cyber charter schools allowed in the state, which is now set at two.
Snyder Signs Bill Increasing Mich. Charter SchoolsThe limit on how many charter schools can be opened in Michigan would be gradually lifted and end in 2015 under the new legislation.
Lawmakers OK More Michigan Charter SchoolsThe Michigan Legislature has approved a bill that will allow more charter schools in the state, but not everyone is happy about it.