This Week & Next (Feb 5, 2016)

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:5 Feb 2016

First Hearing on DPS bills focuses on finances The first hearing on SB 710 & 711 (Hansen), the DPS reform bills, was held yesterday in the Government Operations Committee. Providing testimony during the 2+ hour hearing was Sen. Hansen; John


This Week & Next (Jan 29, 2016)

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:29 Jan 2016

No hearings, but plenty of DPS talk Hearings on SB 710 & 711 (Hansen), the DPS reform bills in the Government Operations Committee have yet to be scheduled, but we understand negotiations continue behind-the-scenes to determine both the level of


DPS Battle Could Turn On Opening, Closing Schools

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:22 Jan 2016

Christopher Klaver, Gongwer, January, 20 2016 — While headlines for years have been on Detroit Public Schools’ debt and academic performance, the real battleground over a reform plan might be the ease with which one can add and remove school desks in


This Week & Next (Jan 22, 2016)

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:22 Jan 2016

DPS Reform Bills (Finally) Introduced Last week, Sen. Goeff Hanson (R-Hart), Chair of the School Aid Appropriations Subcommittee, introduced SB 710 and SB 711, bills to address financial issues at the Detroit Public Schools. The key features of the bill


IPPSR Panel Illuminates Detroit School Reform Issues

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:20 Jan 2016

MIRS Newsletter (January 20, 2016) — With talk that the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) will run out of funds as early as April, today’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) panel discussion on Detroit Public Schools: Quality, Accountability, and Governance resulted


Reform, accountability are solution for failing school districts

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:14 Jan 2016

Pass early literacy legislation, letter grading system for schools; develop a dissolution plan for Detroit Public School District LANSING, MI – The Great Lakes Education Project today called for the legislature to pass legislation dealing with K-3 reading proficiency and