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GLEP Urges Closure Of Up To 20 Chronically Failing Schools

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:22 Aug 2013

MDE releases annual “Top to Bottom” ranking, and two-thirds of the worst performing schools are on the list for a second, third or fourth time  Lansing, MI (August 22, 2013) – The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today called for


Posted by:cpickford Posted On:7 Oct 2019

The following sites or organizations provide useful information on K-12 education issues: Michigan: Citizens Research Council Democrats for Education Reform – Michigan Mackinac Center: Education Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA) Michigan Coalition for High Student Standards Michigan Council

This Week & Next (2/17/17)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:17 Feb 2017

Legislative subcommittees start FY ’18 school aid budget work Both the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on School Aid held initial hearings this week to discuss the Governor’s proposed $14.3 billion School Aid Budget for FY ’18.  As mentioned last

This Week & Next (Nov 23, 2016)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:24 Nov 2016

Betsy DeVos Nominated as Education Secretary President-Elect Donald Trump announced this afternoon he will nominate Betsy DeVos, GLEP board member, to become the U.S. Secretary of Education. Those of us who work closely with Ms. DeVos are enthusiastically supportive of

This Week & Next (Oct 28, 2016)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:28 Oct 2016

Database: Meet all 63 school board candidates, warts and all To help Detroiters cast informed votes for board members in Detroit’s public schools, Bridge Magazine, the Detroit Free Press, Fox 2 Detroit and WDET Detroit Public Radio spent two months

This Week & Next (Apr 1, 2016)

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:1 Apr 2016

Key Issues in K-3 Reading Bill Michigan’s K-3 Reading bill (HB 4822) has been referred to a joint House-Senate conference committee for additional negotiations. The bill is a comprehensive approach to early literacy that focuses on annual assessments, targeted interventions,

This Week & Next (Oct 30, 2015)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:30 Oct 2015

M-STEP Results Show Less Than 50% of Michigan Students Proficient On Tuesday, MDE released results from the 2015 M-STEP test, the new state assessment for students in grades 3-8. Considered a more rigorous test than the MEAP, this new test

This Week & Next (Aug 21, 2015)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:21 Aug 2015

K-3 Reading Bill Formally Introduced; Hearing Sept 3 in Grand Rapids On Tuesday, HB 4822 (Price), the K-3 Reading bill, was formally introduced in the House of Representatives.  The bill is co-sponsored by a bi-partisan majority of House Education Committee

This Week & Next (Nov 21, 2014)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:21 Nov 2014

GLEP at National Ed Reform Summit Since Wednesday afternoon, GLEP’s Betsy DeVos, Greg McNeilly, Gary Naeyaert and Cody Bailey have been in Washington, D.C. attending the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform, hosted by the Foundation for Excellence in Education.

This Week & Next (Oct 31, 2014)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:31 Oct 2014

Happy Halloween!!  Don’t get “tricked” on Election Day!! Governor Snyder was interviewed this week about recent bills introduced by House Democrats on charter schools, and his responses was the following: “We shouldn’t create silos of traditional schools and charter schools,”