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Michigan Education Finance Project Update

The Michigan Education Finance team continues to work on drafting the proposed Michigan Public Education Finance Act (PEFA). As we get closer to submitting the final PEFA Report to Governor … Continue reading

January 21, 2013

Study Finds Average Michigan Charter School Student Outperforms District School Peer

CREDO at Stanford University releases in-depth analysis of results for charter schools in Michigan Stanford, CA – A new report released today by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education … Continue reading

January 15, 2013

MIRS Podcast: Cindy Schumacher, Executive Director, of Central Michigan University’s Center for Charter Schools

MIRS Weekly Podcast: January 14, 2013 Michigan charter school students are outperforming their public school counterparts, according to a new Stanford University study that panned charter schools in 2009. Cindy Schumacher, … Continue reading

January 15, 2013

Lawmakers Gear Up for Action on K-12 Issues

Education Week By Andrew Ujifusa State lawmakers will attempt to tackle a range of issues in legislative sessions getting under way this month, from making common academic standards a reality … Continue reading

January 8, 2013

Choice Legislation

Dome Magazine Bill Johnson For many years, Michigan schools have tried in many and varied ways to improve student performance across the education spectrum. Based on the experience in most … Continue reading

January 7, 2013

Flanagan: School Aid Rewrite Needed

Gongwer News Service The state needs a new School Aid Act, but Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan, in a recent interview with Gongwer News Service, warned against the excesses … Continue reading

January 3, 2013

McLellan: School Report Not Done Yet

MIRS News “It will be done when it is done.” Lansing barrister Richard McLELLAN is continuing to labor over the 400-plus-page document that lays out a school funding distribution system … Continue reading

January 3, 2013

Letter: Keep education reform moving

Detroit News Reflecting on recent successful efforts by the Michigan Legislature and governor to provide students and parents more choice in education, I feel good about the progress but hope … Continue reading

December 17, 2012

Education funding

Creating a 21st Century public education funding model Observer & Eccentric By Peter Ruddell Guest Columnist Michigan’s public school finance act predates the Internet by at least two years. Michigan’s … Continue reading

December 17, 2012

A Special Message from Governor Rick Snyder: Education Reform (April 27, 2011)

On April 27, 2011, Governor Rick Snyder delivered a special message to the Michigan Legislature regarding education reform. Click here to download the entire message from Governor Snyder.

December 13, 2012
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