The Michigan Legislature has given the final go-ahead to resume spending money to implement more rigorous and uniform national education standards.
Michigan’s new color-coded school accountability system already could be up for an overhaul just two months after its debut.
The Common Core standards adopted by 45 states demand critical thinking and problem solving that backers say will give students an education that’s competitive with other countries.
Public school students in grades 5-12 will be able to take up to two online courses per semester offered by Michigan districts or the state’s virtual school.
Michigan has moved a step closer toward implementing more rigorous education standards that supporters say will improve classroom teaching and better prepare students for college.
Five new cyberschools, where students take all their classes online, are opening, and many school districts are boosting their online offerings.
A financially struggling Saginaw-area school district has been dissolved, forcing its nearly 400 students to transfer to neighboring districts.
The financially struggling Inkster school district has been dissolved and its 2,200 students are being split among four other area school districts.
The deadline has passed for two Michigan school districts — looking to prove to state officials that they have enough money to open their doors in September for the first day of classes.
State officials have given the Buena Vista and Inkster school districts until Monday to secure new loans to finance operations or face being dissolved.