LANSING, Mich. — Members have been named to a bipartisan, bicameral workgroup on school quality, according to the Ann Arbor Journal. The workgroup was created as part of the legislation that lifted the cap on charter public schools and is supposed to make recommendations for improving both conventional and charter public schools.

The Journal reports the workgroup is made up of eight members, four from the House and four from the Senate, but is less balanced politically with two Democrats and six Republicans. The workgroup will report back to the House and Senate education committees by March 30, 2012, after which it will disband.

SOURCE:

The Ann Arbor Journal, "Members of bicameral, bipartisan school quality workgroup named; Rep. Rutledge of Ypsilanti among them," Dec. 31, 2011

FURTHER READING:

Michigan Education Report, “State to schools: think outside the classroom,” Oct. 2, 2009

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