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Michigan Charter Schools

Study Finds Pro-Charter School Arguments Are More Convincing

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

Groups against the expansion of charter schools may need to find new talking points. A study from Michigan State University professors Sarah Reckh...

School Superintendent: New Mich. Education Bills Are "Fundamentally Wrong"

Posted 11.30.2012 | Detroit

The superintendent of a tony Metro Detroit suburb posted an alert on his official school website, warning parents about "a package of bills designed t...

Joy Resmovits

A Reality Check For Charter Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

Charter schools are about to get a reality check. As someone who has observed the breakneck pace of the growing charter school movement up close, ...

Public Charter School Movement Makes It 2 Decades Amid Criticism And Success

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

Twenty years ago today, the first public charter school, City Academy High School, opened in St. Paul, Minn. Now, more than two million -- or 4.2 perc...

A Right to Read

Kary Moss | Posted 09.24.2012 | Detroit
Kary Moss

While the good news is that education reformers are putting up for discussion the question of whether "old school" boundaries still work in this day and age, the bad news is that governance reform alone is not the answer.

Public v. Charter: Who Really Has More Administrative Bloat?

Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

Public schools are often criticized and scrutinized for perceived administrative bloat, tied to concerns that those sitting behind desks in district o...

Education Official Says Teachers Know What's Best For Kids, Not Their Parents

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.09.2012 | Education

Debbie Squires, education official at the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA), has sparked some controversy after te...

We Bought a School

Ben Falik | Posted 02.21.2012 | Detroit
Ben Falik

After news that Governor Snyder lifted the limits on the number of charter schools operating in Michigan, you may be asking yourself, "What's stopping me from opening my own charter school?" Not much, in all likelihood.

Joy Resmovits

Cracking Down On Charter Schools? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

The most recent call to close underperforming charter schools came not from a teachers' union or a school district, but from a charter-school trade as...

Simone Landon

Detroit Area Charter School Teachers Form Union | Simone Landon | Posted 12.15.2011 | Detroit

After a six-month organizing drive, teachers at a suburban Detroit charter school voted to unionize on Wednesday, simultaneously certifying a new unio...

Michigan Legislature Votes To Lift Charter School Cap

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 12.15.2011 | Detroit

A bill that would lift the state cap on charter schools passed the Michigan House 58-49 Wednesday night. It passed the state Senate in a close vote ea...

Simone Landon

Legislator Plays Ball Against For-Profit Charter Schools | Simone Landon | Posted 11.29.2011 | Detroit

As a bill that would lift the cap on Michigan's charter schools is back up for debate in the state House this week, one lawmaker is trying to ensure t...