States and K-12 school districts are turning to AT&T for networking services like ethernet to increase bandwidth speed in preparation for statewide online assessments associated with the Common Core State Standards, an initiative to standardize math and English curricula by the 2014-2015 school year.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law earlier this week laying the groundwork for two deficit-ridden Michigan school districts to be closed before the fall and for their students to be sent to schools nearby.
The legislation would let the state school superintendent and state treasurer jointly determine to dissolve a district with fewer than 2,500 students that is deemed not to be “financially viable.”
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation that will allow schools with too many snow days to avoid having to schedule extra days in June.
Michigan’s public education chief says he will oversee a public work group aimed at developing ways to better integrate technology into the education system after the state came under fire for participating in backroom discussions on lower-cost education models.
School districts in Michigan might soon be able to add extra hours to the school day instead of extending the academic year because of too many “snow days.”
Some Michigan lawmakers are making another attempt to change the state’s high school graduation requirements, which they argue do not provide flexibility to allow students to pursue career and technical education programs.
Republicans — over Democrats’ objections that education funding is too low — are on board with Gov. Rick Snyder’s overall 2 percent increase in state aid to K-12 schools, universities and community colleges. They have different ideas on how to spend it, though.
The Michigan Department of Education says the state has seen a 66 percent rise in homeless students over four years, to more than 37,500 in 2011-12.
The Republican-led House approved legislation to give the state control over more of Michigan’s lowest-performing public schools, sparking a fiery debate over the course of action needed to help persistently failing students succeed in the classroom.