Detroit parent Felicia Banks is facing an unsettling question: If her children’s school – Michigan Technical Academy – is closed because of poor academic performance, where would her kids go to get a better education?
A former teacher at a Mount Pleasant charter school has filed a federal lawsuit against the institution, alleging her right to free speech was violated and that she was a victim of racial discrimination.
A school superintendent’s secretary resigned and multiple teachers were punished following a video showing school staff naming other teachers and students whom they would like to marry, have sex with or kill.
Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, has introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal state Common Core educational standards in Michigan, replacing them with proven standards and more emphasis on local control.
Michigan School Reform Officer Natasha Baker on Thursday defended how her office has carried out a plan to possibly close 38 schools across the state, saying the intention has “not been to alarm folks.”
Superintendents blasted the state School Reform Office Tuesday, arguing the office – which recently announced 38 Michigan schools are at risk of closure – has burdened administrators with time intensive data requests, offered inconsistent communication and done little to help schools improve.
School district officials on Monday announced plans to invite educators from Massachusetts, Indiana and Tennessee to a summit on improving education after the state last week named 25 poor-performing Detroit schools that could be forced to shut down.
On Friday, state education officials released school rankings that put 38 Michigan schools in jeopardy of closing this summer — including the 24 Detroit schools — while releasing 79 improved schools from being under extra scrutiny.
A fourth-grade teacher in Michigan sent an email to parents saying he was so concerned about what Donald Trump might say in his presidential inaugural address on Jan. 20 that he won’t allow his students to watch the new commander in chief deliver it.