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August 13, 2014 via Macomb Daily Education

Macomb schools lag behind state in scorecard rating

Just one in five of Macomb County schools met at least 70 percent of their objectives this year, according to complex – and some say confusing – accountability results released Wednesday. Full article

August 13, 2014 via Michigan Radio

State releases school rankings and ratings, education groups call info “confusing”

More Michigan schools are meeting goals in areas such as student performance on standardized tests and graduation rates. That’s according to the state’s annual school accountability report, which was released Wednesday. Full article

July 30, 2014 via MLive

MEAP replacement hearing draws standing room only crowd to weigh in on new test

LANSING -- People interested in weighing in on the future of Michigan's student assessments crowded into an overflowing conference room at Constitution Hall in downtown Lansing on Wednesday to have their say. Full article

July 30, 2014 via Interlochen Public Radio

100 Show At Input Session On New Michigan Standardized Test

Michigan education officials are in the process of finding a new standardized test… again. More than a hundred people were in Lansing Wednesday to tell the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) what they want out of a new assessment. Full article

July 30, 2014 via MLive

MEAP replacement hearing draws standing room only crowd to weigh in on new test

LANSING -- People interested in weighing in on the future of Michigan's student assessments crowded into an overflowing conference room at Constitution Hall in downtown Lansing on Wednesday to have their say. Full article

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August 15, 2014 posted by StudentsFirst Michigan

Talk about guts…

It takes guts to support education policies that cause systemic change and help improve academic outcomes for Michigan's students. Read more

July 18, 2014 posted by Deb Shaughnessy and Brian Love

The Original Promise of Michigan’s Charter School Movement

Every discussion about school accountability in Michigan should begin at a point on which both Republicans and Democrats can agree: every school receiving public tax dollars should be held accountable for educating students at a high level. Read more

June 17, 2014 posted by Alisha Meneely

Meeting Michelle Rhee

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet a person who has inspired me for years. No, she is not a famous singer, actor, reality star, or politician. She is Michelle Rhee, a woman who has made the needs of students her top priority when it comes to their education. Read more

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