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How Effective Are Virtual Schools? US Study Seeks Answers

One researcher said there are “enormous gaps” in what’s actually known about how well online learning works.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/26/2015

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Michigan Senate Approves New Teacher Evaluation Standards Based Partially On Student Test Scores

The bill would initially base 25% of an evaluation on student growth and testing data, rising to 40% in 2018-19 and beyond.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2015

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Michigan Senate To OK Teacher Evaluation Changes

Teacher evaluations would be based in part on students’ standardized test scores, including how they progress over the year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015

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Report: Michigan On Par To Have One Of Country’s Worst Education Systems If Changes Aren’t Made

Michigan has failed to keep pace with the rest of the country and in some cases, we’re performing worse than 10 years ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2015

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Audit: Quasi-Military School ‘Michigan Youth Challenge Academy’ Didn’t Have Proper Oversight

The audit found several flaws with financial controls, educational standards and program effectiveness at the state-run facility.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/14/2015

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Central Michigan University OKs 2.6 Percent Tuition Increase

The tuition increase will cost students an extra $10 per credit hour.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2015

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Gov. Snyder Outlines Plan To Overhaul Troubled Detroit Schools, Eliminate Debt

Detroit Federation of Teachers President Steve Conn calls Snyder’s proposed new system “an abomination.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2015

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18 Detroit Schools Forced To Close As Teachers Rally In Lansing Against Snyder’s ‘Reprehensible’ New Education Plan

“This is the kind of thing that leads to teacher strikes and a rebellion in a city that will not allow more destruction of its public schools.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2015

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Michigan House OKs Version Of $37.9 Billion General Budget Bill

The plan could change drastically if Michigan voters next week approve a sales tax increase to trigger more money for deteriorating roads.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2015

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Every Kid Matters: The Case for Early Childhood Investment, April 29, 2015

WWJ’s Vickie Thomas will host “Every Kid Matters: The Case for Early Childhood Investment” at 7 p.m. focusing on the important issues that affect early childhood, and the steps needed to ensure that Michigan’s children have an equal opportunity to realize their full potential in school, work and life.

04/28/2015

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