State sets new list of ‘best practices’

LANSING, Mich. – Michigan public schools must compete seven of eight new “best practices” to receive an additional $52 per student, according to the (Ionia) Sentinel-Standard.

Schools last year that met four out of five goals received an extra $100 per student.
The goals for districts now include: seeking competitive bids for at least one noninstructional service, acting as the policy holder for health insurance, providing dual enrollment and increasing online learning options, the Sentinel-Standard reported.
SOURCE: (Ionia) Sentinel-Standard, “State reveals new ‘best practices’ for public schools,” June 28, 2012
FURTHER READING: Michigan Capitol Confidential, “Only Two School Districts With Deficits Don’t Meet ‘Best Practices,’” Nov. 1, 2011