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MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST January 21, 2003

* Granholm to cut school funding
* Editorial: President Bush right to oppose affirmative action
* Commentary: Granholm wants new early-childhood programs
* Poll: Grand Traverse area residents split on effectiveness of
Proposal A
* State begins rating schools

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST January 14, 2003

* Think tank asks Court of Appeals to dismiss MEA lawsuit
* District of Columbia teachers' union misspends millions
* STUDY: Michigan teacher quality lacking
* Metro Detroit superintendents seek help to bridge language gap
* New study shows positive public school response to school choice

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST January 7, 2003

* Detroit plan for 15 charter schools fails
* Warren Consolidated district contemplates closing schools
* Study claims testing harms students
* Honor society established for home school students
* Bush announces increased aid for low-income students

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST December 23, 2002

* Senate may vote on charter school plan in late December
* Oakland school board to inform public on school finance investigation
* Massive fraud alleged in Washington teacher union funds
* State graduation rate at 80 percent
* Drop out age debated
* Pennsylvania kindergartners suspended for behavior problems

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST December 17, 2002

* Six habits to save school budgets, increase funds for classroom
* Charter plan would allow 15 more charters in Detroit
* Leading schools-of-choice district loses students
* Detroit schools may lose $152 million due to military lists
* School official repays district for personal expenditures

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST December 10, 2002

* Survey: Charter schools get high marks
* Engler cuts state budget by $337 million; cuts include education funds
* Detroit district develops new financial auditing plan
* Inkster school board argues with appointed financial manager
* Opinion: Detroit school reforms deserve credit
* Students afraid despite increased school security measures

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST December 3, 2002

* Affirmative action case may affect K–12 schools, workplace
* Kent County schools to offer "guaranteed" diplomas
* Detroit reading initiative launched
* Teen's suspension overruled
* EDITORIAL: Reform state school board
* NOTICE: 6 Habits of Fiscally Responsible Public School Districts Forum

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST November 26, 2002

* Engler's education legacy: Proposal A
* Group petitions U.S. Supreme Court over state takeover of
Inkster schools
* Detroit schools lose students, funding
* State Board of Education lowers bar for school failure
* Commentary: Freedom Fund provides choices for parents, children
* NOTICE: 6 Habits of Fiscally Responsible Public School
Districts Forum
* NOTICE: Fall 2002 issue of Michigan Education Report released

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST November 19, 2002

* COMMENTARIES: Tax credits vs. vouchers for education
* State to grade safety of schools
* Vouchers for special education
* Ann Arbor school board violates Open Meetings Act
* Detroit special education class crowding eased
* NOTICE: 6 Habits of Fiscally Responsible Public School Districts Forum
* NOTICE: Fall 2002 issue of Michigan Education Report released

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST November 12, 2002

* Election results: Granholm governor, GOP controls Legislature
* Michigan Legislature considers school election reforms
* Parents take MEAP tests
* OPINION: School case may end choice bigotry
* OPINION: Prop 4's failure not the end to scholarship debate

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST November 5, 2002

* State may lower standards to keep schools off "failing" list
* Engler presents Golden Apple, Governor's Cup Awards to schools
* STUDY: Privately managed charters improving student test scores
* Union's may be "losing their grip" on education policy
* STUDY: Spending doesn't necessarily help achievement
* Parents get chance to experience MEAP test
* OPINION: Mich. lottery money a small percent of school funds
* STUDY: Computers don't improve student performance

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST October 29, 2002

* NEA allows religious members to redirect dues to charity
* "Unsafe school" label will trigger school choice options
* Watkins battles Engler over Dept. of Ed. positions
* Detroit schools' overtime costs balloon
* Gubernatorial election debate: Prop A, education plans
* State board of education candidates profiled
* More Proposal 4 debate

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST October 22, 2002

* Firm files school choice lawsuits
* Students give schools mediocre grades
* Proposal 4 debate continues
* Middle school model losing ground
* Sen. Schwarz: Proposal A "worked well"
* NOTICE: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence Seminars

SPECIAL UPDATE: MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST October 15, 2002

Grand Rapids Board votes to part ways with state school board association.

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST October 15, 2002

* Financial scandals exposed in 10 Metro Detroit school districts
* School reopens after bus accident
* Two Michigan teachers receive national awards
* Saginaw student stabbed
* ACLU defends student newspaper
* Ann Arbor school board debates $112.8 million bond proposal
* Opinion: Boston Globe writer criticizes MEA lawsuit against think tank
* NOTICE: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence Seminars

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST October 8, 2002

* River Rouge school officials suspended over financial scandal
* Editorial: Proposal 4 is bad policy
* Report: School security lax
* Editorial: Don't overbuild school districts
* Rep. Hart: Give Michigan Education Department more authority
* Union targets school official
* Editorial: Livonia school board botched superintendent search
* Students protest program cuts
* Opinion: Union's No. 1 goal is not learning

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST, October 1, 2002

* Schools use tricks, treats to lure students on "count day"
* Voucher study finds test scores same, parents more satisfied
* Detroit bills suburbs for transfer students
* New federal program challenges students to take tougher classes
* Charter school attendance steady in Lansing area
* State school board candidates debate at forum
* School buses pass inspections around the state
* Proposal A history
* Educators worried about boys' achievement "gender gap"
* Clintondale school officials indicted, budget surplus gone
* NOTICE: Moscow ballet offers school assemblies in Michigan

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST September 24, 2002

* MEA letter reveals attempt to burden, eliminate charter schools
* REPORT: 6 million students at risk of failing in school
* Former Michigan Attorney General Says "no" to Proposal 4
* OPINION: Redundant tests irk teachers
* Mt. Clemens ousts Edison

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST September 17, 2002

* U.S. Secretary of Education says teacher shortage contrived
* Opinion: Has Michigan spent enough on school buildings?
* Wayne County threatens parents of truants with jail time
* Debate over Prop 4, Merit award scholarships escalates
* NOTICE: New issue of Michigan Education Report released

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST September 10, 2002

* Opinion: Legislation would erode Proposal A, allow for tax hikes
* More students choosing charter schools in Detroit
* Editorial: Consolidate school and general elections
* Editorial: Stop "bashing" charter schools
* Detroit reform board member ousted
* NOTICE: New issue of Michigan Education Report released

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST September 3, 2002

* Don't "tweak" Proposal A, Headlee warns
* Idaho study shows teachers well paid
* NBER study shows school competition raises school achievement
* S.A.T. math scores up, verbal down
* Charter schools take "problem" students, achieve lower, study
finds
* California Supreme Court rules students can transfer,
regardless of race balance
* Edison Schools returning school supplies in Philadelphia
* Changes mark beginning of school year in Detroit
* State offers school districts grant money for computers
* NOTICE: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence Seminars

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST August 27, 2002

* Metro Detroit grades rise higher than achievement test scores
* One in four Michigan teachers not trained in their subjects
* School administrators sue Detroit Schools Chief Burnley
* Study claims Michigan Merit Award racially biased
* Detroit education summit yields no easy answers
* George Will takes NEA to task for Sept. 11 lesson plan
* Detroit to scrap promotion test for students
* National class of 2002 ACT scores dip
* MEAP test not the only option for testing Michigan students
* Computerized system of student tracking instituted in Chicago
* They pay taxes: Home schoolers and public school sports
* National Heritage Academies going strong, making profit
* Detroit area back to school: New elementary, high schools, early
learning centers, building upgrades, and push for better grades
* Two charter schools close
* Bonuses Never Paid, Detroit Teachers Say
* NOTICE: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence Seminars

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST August 20, 2002

* Colleges swamped with remedial students
* Texas teachers exploit Social Security loophole
* Cleveland school voucher applications soar
* Home schooling illegal in California?
* NEA history sites cast blame on Americans for Sept. 11
* NOTICE: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence Seminars

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST August 13, 2002

* School infrastructure spending soars
* "Blaine Amendments": The next school choice battleground?
* Florida judge allows vouchers until state Supreme Court hears case
* State appoints manager for Inkster
* CORRECTION: Florida court strikes down vouchers

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST August 6, 2002

* Florida court strikes down state voucher program
* School supplies - worth $3.8 million - collect dust in Detroit
* UK plan would cut pay for deficient teachers
* Parents sue teachers for students' failing grades

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST July 30, 2002

* School tax hike proposals debated
* Choice students bring funds to Lansing schools
* Michigan voters skeptical of vouchers, may consider tax credits
* Congress: Special ed revamp likely

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST July 23, 2002

* Detroit spends $1.5 million on PR campaign
* Poll: Blacks favor charter, private schools
* National teachers' union calls for moratorium on charter schools
* Military base public schools thrive

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST July 16, 2002

* Detroit school officials investigate principal salary padding
* Newspaper: Revise teacher certification
* Legislator, Washington Times call for school vouchers in D.C.
* "Efficiency study" of Detroit schools operating inefficiently

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST July 9, 2002

* State education leaders defend Michigan schools
* Bush, commission encourage vouchers for low-income, special education students
* Grand Rapids School Board President calls for "Parental Bill of Rights"
* Detroit teachers, school district, reach tentative agreement on contract
* After-school programs shackled by regulations

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST July 2, 2002

* Michigan has more failing schools than any other state, report says; State officials reply they are "not ashamed"
* Supreme Court upholds school voucher program
* Detroit principals protest 12-month work year
* Lansing school district fails to get background check on teacher
* Detroit special education classes crowded
* Commission recommends state takeover of Inkster schools
* NEA fined $800,000 for "intentional" law violations

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST June 25, 2002

* Supreme Court expected to issue voucher decision this week
* School district superintendent alleges physical threats from union; Union rep says she will sue him
* East Detroit school officials face prison for misuse of school funds
* Edison Schools company unstable, state warns
* Washington Post column says MEA lawsuit threatens free speech
* D.C. eyes Arizona tax credit program
* U.S. Supreme Court rejects student privacy violation lawsuit

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST June 18, 2002

* Looming U.S. Supreme Court ruling may decide future of school choice
* Proposal A debate persists
* Mt. Clemens ends Edison contract
* Court upholds state's takeover of Detroit schools
* Federal report says teacher qualifications lacking
* Local legislator says more school choice needed
* Report charges state Department of Education with poor charter school oversight
* National survey shows many anti-school-choice legislators send their children to private schools

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST June 11, 2002

* Voters reject tax hikes in school elections
* Private school enrollment drops in Michigan
* Failings cause Detroit summer school enrollment to double
* Grand Rapids Press: Leave Proposal A alone
* ACLU sues school over suspension of student writers
* NOTICE: New issue of Michigan Education Report released

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST June 4, 2002

* Burnley: Detroit schools' MEAP scores "plain awful"
* Detroit Free Press calls for support of $1-billion plan for school
construction
* Commentary says competition among schools boosts learning
* Republicans seek tax credits for public, private education
* Commentary questions MEA's challenge to free speech
* Mackinac Center names new director of education policy
* NOTICE: New issue of Michigan Education Report released
* NOTICE: Free seminar for economics teachers
* NOTICE: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence seminars

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST May 28, 2002

* Lawmaker suggests elimination of MEAP tests
* Business leaders rate schools
* National Education Association warned by feds for unfair treatment of
religious objectors
* Posthumus: Scrap Detroit school board vote
* Michigan ranks 12th in per-pupil funding levels
* Young Michigan home schooler wins national geography bee
* NOTICE: Free seminar for economics teachers
* NOTICE: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence seminars

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST May 21, 2002

* Michigan schools face billions in repairs
* MEA sues Mackinac Center for quoting MEA president's own words
* MEAP scores show some students from low-income families perform well
* Inkster school district refuses to pay Edison; Faces state takeover
* NOTICE: Free seminar for economics teachers
* NOTICE: Mock legislature summer program offered for teens
* NOTICE: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence seminars

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST May 14, 2002

* State takeover of Inkster school district expected
* New federal guidelines likely to promote same-sex schools
* Nine Detroit Catholic schools to close
* Editorial calls for increase in charter cap
* Michigan students have many Internet learning opportunities, study says
* NOTICE: Free seminar for economics teachers
* NOTICE: Mock legislature summer program offered for teens
* NOTICE: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence Seminars

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST May 7, 2002

* House rejects charter cap increase
* Michigan Gubernatorial candidates reveal education platforms
* Study offers education policy blueprint for Michigan lawmakers
* Officials debate changes to Proposal A
* Bush visits, lauds Southfield school
* Commentary calls for consolidated school elections
* Judge orders truant's mother to school
* NOTICE: Michigan Education Digest archives available online!
* NOTICE: Free seminar for economics teachers
* NOTICE: Mock legislature summer program offered for teens
* NOTICE: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence Seminars

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST April 30, 2002

* Forums aimed at altering Proposal A continue
* Detroit school reforms may cost more than $100 million
* Grand Rapids may allow parents more school choices
* Court denies schools' claim to more special education funding
* Complaint accuses NEA of misusing political funds
* State budget cuts may eliminate programs for "at-risk" students
* Detroit school principals to receive budgeting mentors
* NOTICE: Michigan Education Digest archives available online!
* NOTICE: Free seminar for economics teachers
* NOTICE: Mock legislature summer program offered for teens
* NOTICE: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence Seminar

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST April 23, 2002

* Statewide forums will consider Proposal A school funding changes
* Parents confront Inkster school board
* Competition leads to customer-service focus for schools
* Charter school commission's recommendations stir controversy
* Mackinac Center president testifies before U.S. House Education Committee
* MEA endorses Granholm for governor
* School employees fight outsourcing attempts
* Philadelphia privatizes 42 schools
* Notice: National Charter Schools Week ~ April 29 - May 3
* Notice: Mock legislature summer program offered for teens
* Notice: Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence Seminar

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST April 16, 2002

* State-appointed panel recommends lifting charter cap
* Detroit schools to toughen classroom standards
* Detroit schools allocate $1.5 billion approved eight years ago
* Proposal A debate continues, becomes gubernatorial race issue
* Inkster schools face state takeover
* Students ask to grade teachers
* Study shows teens think cheating is acceptable
* Watchdog says NEA broke rules
* Study: Teens want small schools

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST April 9, 2002

* Detroit schools to redraw school boundaries, embrace
"neighborhood schools"
* Charter commission expected to report
* Bush offers early childhood education plan
* Detroit schools may lay off 450 administrators
* Michigan has highest ratio of male teachers nationwide
* Teachers' pay increases
* Detroit school audits prompt change
* School choice abroad offers hope for disabled students

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST April 2, 2002

* Protestors arrested at Detroit school meeting
* Reform group, gubernatorial candidates meet over Proposal A
* Major policy group calls for changes in teacher certification
* Religious leader tells California parents to remove students from public schools
* 20 students suspended for buying, selling drink-mix powder
* Charter school closing seen as success for charter movement

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST March 26, 2002

* Gubernatorial candidates reveal education platforms
* Detroit News poll: Voters still support Proposal A
* Saginaw schools toughen graduation requirements
* Clio school district offers incentive program to teachers
* DeVos organization to support school choice candidates
* NOTICE: Outrageous school regulations contest - Win a Palm Pilot!
* NOTICE: Education Freedom Fund seeks scholarship applicants
* NOTICE: "Student Mentor Partners" seeks Metro Detroit scholarship applicants

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST March 19, 2002

* Watkins' school accreditation plan approved by State Board of Education
* Teacher sues union over political expenditures
* Detroit may limit access to school board meetings
* U. S. Supreme Court to consider school drug testing policies
* Schools require community service for graduation
* NOTICE: Outrageous school regulations contest - Win a Palm Pilot!
* NOTICE: Education Freedom Fund seeks scholarship applicants
* NOTICE: "Student Mentor Partners" seeks Metro Detroit scholarship applicants

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST March 12, 2002

* Engler, Watkins debate elected vs. appointed state school board
* Detroit mayor may replace school board
* New state special ed rules still subject of debate
* National studies debate grade inflation, find promotion without mastery of skills
* Substitute teacher requirements may change under new legislation
* NOTICE: Outrageous school regulations contest - Win a Palm Pilot!
* NOTICE: Education Freedom Fund seeks scholarship applicants
* NOTICE: "Student Mentor Partners" seeks Metro Detroit scholarship applicants

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST March 5, 2002

* Schools-of-choice program draws 33,000 Michigan students
* Department of Education Supports Outrageous School Regulation Contest
* State Senate OKs increase in school funding
* City/State takeovers of troubled school districts becoming more prevalent
* Primer for MEAP state achievement test goes online
* Privately funded science program seeks improved student test scores
* NOTICE: Outrageous school regulations contest - Win a Palm Pilot!
* NOTICE: "Student Mentor Partners" seeks Metro Detroit scholarship applicants

MICHIGAN EDUCATION DIGEST February 26, 2002

* U.S. Supreme Court hears voucher case
* Protesters shut down Detroit school board meeting
* Education Week investigates education research and advocacy
* Detroit Free Press: Home school students perform well
* Court rules students can grade each other's papers
* NOTICE: Outrageous school regulations contest - Win a Palm Pilot!
* NOTICE: "Student Mentor Partners" seeks Metro Detroit scholarship applicants