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MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 33 Aug. 25, 2016
School Board Blocks Funding, District Against Takeover

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 32 Aug. 18, 2016
Funding Inequities Brought Into Focus, Top 500 High School List

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 31 Aug. 11, 2016
Detroit Schools Lawsuit Hearing, Waivers to Begin School Before Labor Day

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 30 Aug. 4, 2016
Enticing Students Back to Detroit; Saginaw Seeks Input on State, Local Partnerships

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 29 July 28, 2016
Michigan to Pay Legal Fees; Launch School Grading System

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 28 July 21, 2016
Governor Seeks Supreme Court Opinion, DPS Principal to Stand Trial

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 27 July 14, 2016
School Board Blocks Funding, District Against Takeover

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 26 July 7, 2016
Five Charters to Close; DPS Debt Downgraded

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 25 June 30, 2016
Teachers Unions Talk Merger; State Enacts Ed Budget

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 24 June 23, 2016
State Gives More Money to Schools, but Requires More Days

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 23 June 9, 2016
DPS Rescue Plan Approved; Zero-Tolerance Policies Revisited

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 22 June 3, 2016
Expulsion and Suspension Rates, East Detroit Takeover Halted

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 21 May 26, 2016
No Progress on DPS Bailout, More Schools to Start Early

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 20 May 19, 2016
Average Teacher Compensation, DPS Had Opportunities to Stop Fraud

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 19 May 12, 2016
EAA Closes School, Albion-Marshall to Merge

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 18 May 5, 2016
New Education Budget, Special Education Vouchers

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 17 April 28, 2016
Legislation Would End Common Core, Study Disputes Link Between Funding and Test Scores

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 16 April 21, 2016
Funding Private School Safety Reports, Tax Mistake Costs Kalkaska

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 15 April 14, 2016
SAT Begins, Class Action Lawsuit for DPS Kids

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 14 April 7, 2016
DPS Indictments May Derail Legislation, EAA to Close a School

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 13 March 31, 2016
DPS Gets Emergency Cash, Teachers Union Sued

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 12 March 24, 2016
Public Concerned about Schools; House Panel Nixes M-STEP

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 11 March 17, 2016
Michigan Charters Rank Third, Graduation Rates Rise

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 10 March 10, 2016
Juniors Prep for SAT, EMU Student Teacher Boycotts End

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 9 March 3, 2016
DPS Transition Manager Named, Unfair Labor Practices Lawsuit in Ann Arbor

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 8 Feb. 25, 2016
New School Rankings, Van Buren Fires Superintendent, Options for DPS Reform

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 7 Feb. 18, 2016
State Education Reforms Announced, TCAPS Considers Budgeting Solutions

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 6 Feb. 11, 2016
EAA to End, Changes to Priority List, Detroit Bilingual School Expands

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 5 Feb. 4, 2016
Changes at DPS, Testing Scandal in Van Buren

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 4 Jan. 28, 2016
DPS Building Inspection Reports, Private School Stats, School Choice Week

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 3 Jan. 21, 2016
Marshall to Annex Albion, Uncertain Funding for DPS Plan

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 2 Jan. 14, 2016
DPS Nearly Broke, CPR Graduation Requirement

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 1 Jan. 7, 2016
Public Unions at Supreme Court, Saginaw Schools Eliminates Deficit

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 48 Dec. 17, 2015
DPS Sickout, Every Student Succeeds Act

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 47 Dec. 10, 2015
District Credit Ratings, EMU-EAA Speculation, Citizenship Test for High Schoolers

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 46 Dec. 3, 2015
Yoga in Schools, Truancy Legislation, Midyear Vacancies for DPS

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 45 Nov. 19, 2015
ACT Scores Released, Ann Arbor Doubles Fund Balance

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No 44 Nov. 12, 2015
More on DPS Reorganization, Inkster Renews Dissolved Schools Millage, Westland Trades Cash for Grades

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 43 Nov. 5, 2015
Detroit Legislators: Under Snyder’s Plan, DPS Board Must Be Elected; Albion Considers Options, Ann Arbor Tries to Attract More Subs

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 42 Oct. 29, 2015
Teacher Evaluation Changes, ‘Ghost School’ Funding, Future of DPS and EAA

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 41 Oct. 22, 2015
Gov. Unveils Restructuring Plan, Switching to SAT, Corruption in DPS and Benton Harbor

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 40 Oct. 15, 2015
Detroit Boiler Controversies, Flint to Receive Water Filters

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 39 Oct. 8, 2015
Lead Advisory in Flint, DPS Reform Plans and New Law Enforcement Program

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 38 Sept. 24, 2015
MERC Declares August Window Illegal, Examining School Budgets, Former DFT Pres to Form New Union

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 37 Sept. 17, 2015
Changes to Vaccine Waivers, New Effects of Schools of Choice, Schuette Promotes OK2SAY

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 36 Sept. 10, 2015
Education Empowerment Plan, Charter School for Teen Moms, Schools Take Former Highland Park Students

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 35 Sept. 3, 2015
Ann Arbor Contract Agreement, Examining Kalamazoo Disciplinary Spike, Detroit Friends School to Close

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 34 Aug. 27, 2015
School District Summer Loans, State to Shorten M-STEP

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 33 Aug. 20, 2015
New Counseling Program at Godwin Heights, Detroit Union Pres Ousted, Schools Struggle with Enrollment

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 32 Aug. 13, 2015
Chaldean Charter School, TFA Eligible for Union Membership, Financial Warning Law Implementation

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 31 Aug. 6, 2015
Manistee Virtual School, Refinancing School Bonds, Financial Investigation of Eaton RESA

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 30 July 30, 2015
Three Rivers Recall Effort, State Requests Adequacy Study Bids, Third-grade Reading Bill Unveiled

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 29 July 23, 2015
Pew Pension Study Analysis, Ann Arbor Paid Release Time, Clio Open-Carry Lawsuit

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 28 July 16, 2015
Charter Growth Slows, Early Financial Warning Laws, Flint Schools Chooses Superintendent

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 27 July 9, 2015
Virtual School Funding, Legislature Creates Early Warning System, Galien Schools Dissolve

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 26 July 2, 2015
Embezzlement Scandal in Detroit, Utica Makes Big Cuts, Moody’s Report Questions School Funding

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 25 June 25, 2015
Teacher Evaluation Reforms Stall in Legislature, Two Detroit Charter Schools Raise Graduation Standards, No Easy Solution for DPS Budget Woes

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 24 June 18, 2015
MERC Finds “August Window” Illegal, Muskegon Privatizes Custodians, MEA Doesn’t Testify on “Steve Cook” Bill

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 23 June 11, 2015
Lawmakers Consider Dissolving DPS, School Aid Budget Passed, Four Detroit Catholic Schools to Merge

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 22 June 4, 2015
New Home School Regulations Proposed, $26.5 Billion Unfunded Teacher Pensions, Highland Park to Close High School

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 21 May 28, 2015
Benton Harbor Struggles Continue, Lansing Schools Consider Cuts, Detroit Teacher Donates Kidney to Student

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 20 May 21, 2015
Cook Pension Spiking Never Meant to be Permanent, New Bill to Block ‘Adequacy’ Study, Flint Votes to Close Three Schools

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 19 May 14, 2015
E. Grand Rapids to Charge Tuition, Charter Schools Cost Unions Millions, DPS Announces Restructuring

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 18 May 8, 2015
Sales tax increase fails, DPS restructures debt to make payroll, Magic Johnson raises $1M for Lansing scholarships

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 17 May 2, 2015
Former MEA Pres spiked pension to receive $140K, Snyder DPS plan to come out on Thursday, gun owners sue AAPS

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 16 April 23, 2015
DPS plan would split district, Legislature feeling ‘Detroit fatigue,’ District spends $1M to comply with MDE regs

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 15 April 16, 2015
Detroit parents say choice is worth the fight, Snyder says no DPS bailout, AAPS super cautions against test boycott

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 14 April 9, 2015
Lawmakers skeptical of DPS debt bailout, different approaches on teacher evaluations, Garden City super resigns

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 13 April 2, 2015
Coalition asks taxpayers to pay some of DPS’ debt, thousands leave DPS for other districts, MEAP replacement

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 12 March 26, 2015
House and governor at odds on education budget, court says districts do not have to bargain over health insurance

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 11 March 19, 2015
State superintendent finalist’s lobbying expenditures questioned, AAPS privatizes busing

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 10 March 12, 2015
State superintendent candidate criticized, legislators propose alternative to May tax hike, Kettering named “best value”

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 9 March 5, 2015
New DPS EM proposes admin cuts, McBain sought superintendent with ‘strong Christian background’

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 8 Feb. 26, 2015
MEA president using school district to boost pension, university presidents hope to increase tuition

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 7 Feb. 19, 2015
10-year contract to avoid RTW is illegal, EAA to allow schools more independence, Nonpublic school enrollment declines

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 6 Feb. 10, 2015
Saginaw tables Francis Reh offer, Harbaugh’s pay depends more on academic outcomes than AAPS teachers

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 5 Feb. 3, 2015
DPS spent $33M on unused television studios, hundreds of Michigan students and teachers celebrate school choice

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 4 Jan. 27, 2015
Bipartisan school choice celebration in Lansing, Number of Michiganders passing GED drops by 90 percent

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 3 Jan. 20, 2015
DPS gets new emergency manager, Muskegon cuts $6M, Wayne-Westland chooses to demolish school instead of selling

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 2 Jan. 13, 2015
Romeo students make parts for NASA, Plymouth-Canton refuses to enroll nearby students, ACT out and SAT in

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - Vol. XVII, No. 1 Jan. 6, 2015
State to study school funding, MEA threatens district over illegal contract language

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 50 Dec. 16, 2014
MEA explanation for raises false, DOL says, Grand Rapids gets $100K for IB, Detroit school coalition forms

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 49 Dec. 9, 2014
School officials fear road plan, EMU continues with EAA, Michigan may ban student-athlete unions

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 48 Dec. 2, 2014
MEA hands out large raises to top execs, Berrien Springs to open new online tutoring center, concerns about use of M-STEP

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 47 Nov. 25, 2014
Snyder administration considering new plan for Detroit Schools, International Academy 2nd in state on CAP report card

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 46 Nov. 18, 2014
MDE can’t name district schools closed for poor performance, EAA chancellor to be paid more than $325K

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 45 Nov. 11, 2014
ACLU lawsuit rejected, Flint financial audit, Whitmore Lake annexation fails

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 44 Nov. 5, 2014
School privatization up, conflicting union positions on campaign emails, Portage teachers protest‏

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 43  Oct. 28, 2014
GVSU says don’t penalize schools for enrolling needy students, Brighton removes illegal contract language‏

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 42 Oct. 21, 2014
Teacher sues union over ‘release time’ deductions, Dearborn Heights defends suspension, MASB to help Flint

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 41 Oct. 14, 2014
Bill could kill charter schools, Caro cancels varsity football season, EAA interim chief’s contract extended

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 40 Oct. 7, 2014
Michigan #1 for median teacher salary, state charter schools rated highly, teachers’ claims in Schauer ad inaccurate

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 39 Sept. 30, 2014
Student count day, Buena Vista millage, DPS teacher shortage

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 38 Sept. 23, 2014
Anti-school choice legislation, DPS debt, teacher pensions

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 37 Sept. 16, 2014
DFT president steps down, district saves $737K by dropping MESSA, # of overspending districts declines

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 36 Sept. 9, 2014
MEA ‘opt out’ window should be scrapped, Robert Davis admits to taking $200K from Highland Park Schools

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST - No. 35 Sept. 2, 2014
Charter authorizers offer compromise, legislation to allow schools to start early, Saginaw teachers take pay cut

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