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Lorie A. Shane

Managing Director of Advancement

Lorie Shane was appointed managing director of advancement for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in July 2012. Her responsibilities include grant writing, administration, new donor cultivation and staff supervision. Prior to her promotion, she served as a Mackinac Center advancement officer and as managing editor of the Center's Michigan Education Report.

Shane worked as a freelance writer before coming to the Center, having started her career as a reporter for the South Haven Daily Tribune and then for the Midland Daily News. Shane holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and in social work from Central Michigan University. She and her husband, Dave, reside in Midland, Mich.

The Sweet Reward

Parents Pin Hopes on Charter School Lottery

‘Project ReImagine’ taking shape in N.I.C.E.

Adding private schools to the school choice debate

Private schools cope with weak economy

Two languages, two cultures, one global citizen

Parents Pin Hopes on Charter School Lottery

Dozens of parents filled the bleachers at South Arbor Academy in Ypsilanti recently to find out of their children would be one of the few to win a seat in the popular charter public school. … more

Bill would put all charter teachers into state retirement system

Too Clever by Math

MichiganScience is a Mackinac Center quarterly magazine that helps meet the need for accurate and accessible information about the increasingly complex scientific issues confronting voters and lawmakers. The magazine reflects the idea that even the most technical scientific policy issues can be discussed with lively prose and compelling visuals. … more

Parents pin hopes on charter school lottery

Dozens of parents filled the bleachers at South Arbor Academy in Ypsilanti recently to find out of their children would be one of the few to win a seat in the popular charter public school. … more

Dove Academy: The end goal is a college degree

Tax more? Spend less? Reform first?

Specializing in special education

Jobs-and-reform mostly jobs-and-jobs

Tough Questions to Ask Your School District

Splitting the Health Insurance Bill

State to schools: Think outside the classroom

‘When we’re done with you, you will have options’

Poverty is 2009 national debate topic

Splitting the health insurance bill

When the Union is Your Employer

Attorney: Home-schoolers must defend parental rights

Proposal would shorten path to teacher certification, for some

Retirement fund losses will cost schools, but how much?

The shell game of ‘making AYP’

Charter report favorable, state board wants more

An economic stimulus for the mind

Schools line up for ‘small high school’ funding

Customers ask for details on potential Blue Cross hike

Judge blocks e-mail release

Beyond Basics

Schools show interest in pilot merit pay program

‘First class’ issue looms in Detroit

Health insurance: Reformed, but not resolved

Districts look for ways to meet special ed HQT standards

Panel OK’s new special education rules

State board, nonprofit group at odds over Camp Tuhsmeheta

Legislators take up special ed rules

Finding algebra in fashion design

Michigan adopts NCLB ‘growth model’

‘It’s hard, but it’s fun’

Detroit not the only school district seeing red

Detroit Cristo Rey: A new option in Catholic education

Special ed parent: ‘We have not had a voice’

Missed deadline costs teacher more in union fees

Fifteen years later, home-school parents say legal battle was worth it

Mark and Chris DeJonge built a home recently in Shelbyville in rural western Michigan, where they continue to teach their younger children. The couple was happy to retire from the public eye after a 10-year legal battle over requiring home-schoolers to provide certified teachers as instructors. … more

‘Data-driven’ in Michigan

Colleges: ‘Wait and see’ on Detroit charter schools

Private special ed school might be forced out of building