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MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST September 9, 2003

* Granholm to give MEAP oversight back to Dept. of Education
* Legislators want to overhaul Intermediate School Districts
* New state dropout tracking system not delivering data, critics
say
* D.C. voucher plan passes U.S. House
* U.S. House Republicans introduce plan to slow college tuition
hikes
* Private firm solving school district problems, taking heat from
parents
* COMMENTARY: Head Start reauthorization faces fight
* Some Florida seniors can skip senior year
* ANNOUNCEMENT: The Mackinac Center for Public Policy's 16th
Annual High School Debate Workshops 2003
* ANNOUNCEMENT: MSU Policy Briefing on "Educating Michigan's
Youth"

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST September 2, 2003

* To save money, public schools finding ways to keep enrollment
down
* NAACP files suit to stop Florida achievement test
* Michigan lawmakers to push school start past Labor Day
* Schools try marketing to gain students
* New York schools pay millions to get parents involved
* Court dismisses school prayer lawsuit
* Houston district docks officials' pay

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST August 26, 2003

* Oakland Intermediate School District board members refuse to
resign amid financial scandal
* Fees for school activities increase
* USA Class of 2003 lags in math, science scores
* Miami teachers' union chief pleads guilty to fraud
* Educating illegal immigrants costs $7.4 billion per year
* COMMENTARY: Granholm should support Detroit charter bill

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST August 19, 2003

* Michigan's Republican Senators send Granholm scaled-down
charter school bill
* Teacher shortage now a teacher glut
* State Dept. of Education strikes down district's activity fee
* More states using high school exit exams
* Department of Education clarifies free speech guidelines
* Power outage disrupts Detroit area school preparations

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST August 12, 2003

* Studies, testimony show higher spending doesn't improve
achievement
* Michigan district may be charging tuition, officials allege
* Per-pupil spending to be unaltered
* Critics say states hard pressed to pay for new federal
requirements
* Houston school district officials falsified dropout rates
* Poll: Most believe affirmative action can't make up for past
discrimination

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST August 5, 2003

* Bill package aims at increased accountability for intermediate
districts
* Senate Head Start bills reject House proposal for state
takeover
* Wayne State University raises tuition
* Creationism bill introduced in Michigan House
* Massachusetts superintendent fails mandatory English test
* German schools in trouble

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST July 29, 2003

* MEAP scores to arrive late
* Granholm to veto education cuts
* D.C. voucher opponent shifts opinion
* Union attempts to organize Catholic school
* Urban students behind in reading, writing
* Study: Private schools in India effectively serve the poor

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST July 22, 2003

* School districts will pay part of laptop program cost
* Charters outperform traditional schools on tests
* Report: Nation lacks qualified teachers
* Fraud allegedly plagues federal school Internet fund
* "Head Start" pilot program generates opposition
* University of Michigan raises tuition

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST July 15, 2003

* Hundreds returned to list of failing schools in Michigan
* School districts across the nation contract out services to
save money
* Teachers union relaxes opposition to "No Child Left Behind"
* Governments often take huge bites out of lottery money for
schools
* House revises teacher college standards
* Editorial: More money for schools ineffective without reform

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST July 08, 2003

* Union Says Michigan teacher salaries 2nd in nation
* Students' history knowledge lacking
* Flint public schools advertise to compete with charters
* President Bush touts D.C. tuition voucher program
* Survey: Parents support school grading plan

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST July 1, 2003

* Michigan House to take up charter school bill
* Disabled students bill receives U.S. Senate committee approval
* Legal obstacles, budgets slow spread of tuition vouchers
* Commentary: Dropout rates deceiving
* Washington, D.C. schools threaten to fire employees who misuse
credit cards
* California charters on par with traditional schools

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST June 24, 2003

* U.S. Supreme Court upholds race-based law school admissions,
overturns undergraduate 'point' system
* Computer program tracks teacher development
* "Nation's Report Card" cause for celebration, concern
* Commentary: Shorter school day is counterproductive
* Parents happy with Florida voucher program
* Money keeps Washington, D.C. public schools from competing with
charters

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST June 17, 2003

* President Bush praises states for education reform
* Think tank says school choice can revitalize inner cities
* New York parents happy with charter schools
* Legislature approves optional four-day school week
* Commentary: Teacher unions may interfere with reforms
* Washington, D.C. charter school closes itself for poor performance
* Elimination of research papers leaves students unprepared for college

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST June 10, 2003

* Education secretary approves Michigan accountability plan
* Teachers often scapegoats, says survey
* Commentary: Anti-privatization law is bad policy for schools
* Report finds Head Start programs don't give students head start
* Charter school authorizers perform well despite roadblocks
* Professors push for formal grammar lessons

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST June 3, 2003

* Granholm proposes new need-based scholarship
* Study: Most teachers paid relatively well
* Some Washington state districts exaggerate budgets to obtain
funding
* Report: Charter schools have more teachers who teach outside
their subject areas
* Students call "free speech zones" unconstitutional
* Texas school funding system to be changed
* NOTICE: Mackinac Center announces high school debate workshop
schedule, speakers

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST May 27, 2003

* Study claims poor and minorities have limited access to school
choice
* Parents upset over vote to end Louisiana school vouchers
program
* First Lady asks schools to keep educational programs
* Supreme Court to decide on public funding for religious
education
* Researchers challenge validity of study finding after-school
programs of little help to students
* Michigan Merit Award criteria questioned

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST May 20, 2003

* Michigan Senate votes to restore school funding
* Granholm meets with "failing schools" principals
* Minority leaders plan protests against Florida achievement test
* Intermediate school district approves bus privatization
* Union leader attacks "No Child Left Behind" Act
* McBain schools approves schools-of-choice program

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST May 13, 2003

* Charter schools cost less, study finds
* State school budget shortfall larger than expected
* National testing may cost more than expected
* Doctors say mood drugs overused by schools
* Bill would allow students to carry cell phones
* D.C. Mayor says District students "trapped in bad schools"

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST May 6, 2003

* FBI raids Florida teachers' union headquarters
* Commentary: Charter schools still misunderstood
* Federal government issues school prayer guidelines
* Some Michigan schools lack qualified teachers
* States fail to list districts in need of improvement

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST April 29, 2003

* State allows new charter schools
* Report finds students' writing skills decline
* African-American parents embracing home schooling
* Protests organized against education budget cuts
* Michigan schools confirm prayer is protected

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST April 22, 2003

* Colorado passes voucher law
* Math and science education decline in Britain
* Denver teachers may receive merit pay
* Commentary: Charter school decision ignores the law
* State education departments fear federal funding won't cover
cost of mandates under "No Child Left Behind" Act

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST April 15, 2003

* Hundreds of Michigan schools fail federal requirements
* Ypsilanti Public Schools uncovers illegal computer software
* Michigan House approves time limit on charter school decisions
* Virus disrupts students' travel plans
* Education official touts religious schools
* NOTICE: Free seminar for economics teachers

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST April 8, 2003

* Senate favors August vote on retaining Detroit reform board
* Utica School District to accept nonresident students
* Affirmative action case may affect primary education
* National Education Association reports $47 million in political
  spending
* NYC Mayor Bloomberg's school curriculum reform meets strong
  criticism
* Notice: free seminar for economics teachers

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST April 1, 2003

* Nearly 400 Michigan schools may face federal sanctions for
failure
* D.C. board of education president outrages establishment with
commentary approving vouchers
* Milwaukee school board member says union is targeting voucher
advocates for defeat
* Abandonment of bilingual education is working in California
* Security expert says schools could become terrorist target
* Granholm gives thumbs up to Bush education plan
* Notice: free seminar for economics teachers

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST March 25, 2003

* Charter school bill passes Michigan House
* State universities plan tuition hikes
* Lawmakers push for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
reform
* New plan would reinstate Michigan Merit Award
* U.S. House resolution condemns 9th Circuit's Pledge of
Allegiance ruling

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST March 18, 2003

* Public school debt reaches $200 billion
* Secretary of Education defends No Child Left Behind Act
* School choice increases funding, say schools
* Parochial schools oppose standardized testing, cheer vouchers
* Michigan schools sign prayer agreement

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST March 11, 2003

* MEA may raise teacher dues by maximum amount
* Granholm budget would restore public school funding, cut
scholarships
* Editorial: Keep tracking school spending in hard times
* High-stakes testing overemphasized, says study
* Schools receive federal anti-terrorism funding
* California school district plans to appeal pledge ruling

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST March 4, 2003

* State law gives financial incentive for district consolidation
* Detroit Public Schools denies misspending Title I grant money
* Plymouth-Canton Community Schools restricts students' wartime
  television access
* Legislators withdraw alternate school budget-cutting options
* Kilpatrick criticizes proposed cuts in federal after-school
  programs
* Court allows controversial Pledge of Allegiance ruling to stand

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST February 25, 2003

* U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear Detroit school takeover case
* Rochester schools may pull students out of International
   Baccalaureate Academy to save money
* National PTA losing membership
* Michigan schools examine alternate budget-cutting plan
* Report: After-school programs cost $1 billion per year, don't
   perform
* Michigan universities claim nothing left to cut from budgets

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST February 18, 2003

* Michigan schools consider four-day weeks
* Kilpatrick replaces Detroit school board
* Fight for private-school scholarships brews in Washington, D.C.
* Portage Public Schools privatizes driver training, saves money
* Canton subdivisions petition to switch school districts
* Commentary: Parental control key to fixing schools

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST February 11, 2003

* Livonia ties administrators' pay increases to M.E.A.P. scores
* Senate bill would raise dropout age to 18
* Study finds more African Americans choosing home schooling
* Pennsylvania district introduces plan to grade parents
* Study: Greater school funding doesn't always mean higher
M.E.A.P. scores
* Gun fire strikes school board member's home
* Michigan requests leniency for federal "failing schools"
designation
* New York parents sue schools for choice guaranteed under
federal law

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST February 4, 2003

* Coalition urges tax increases to fill state budget gaps
* Michigan Education Association reports $10.7 million deficit
* Oakland Schools dismisses superintendent
* GAO releases biannual report on performance of U.S. Dept. of
  Education
* Commentary: The truth about grade inflation
* D.C. teachers union investigation broadens to bank

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST January 28, 2003

* Study: Public schools resegregating
* East Lansing school district forced to cut millions
* Boston Teachers Union demands greater spending from financially
troubled district
* AFT dissolves D.C. teachers' union leadership; takes over amid
theft allegations
* State education budget problems hurt charter school enrollment
* Editorial: Class sizes not affected by hiring more teachers