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StudentsFirst Michigan- June 2014 Newsletter

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StudentsFirst Michigan- March 2014 Newsletter

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March 12, 2014 via mlive.com

53 comments No Child Left Behind waiver in jeopardy if teacher evaluations not implemented, federal

LANSING -- Michigan could lose its waiver from federal No Child Left Behind requirements if the state legislature does not adopt proposed changes to the state's teacher evaluation system, U.S. Department of Education officials said in a report. Full article

March 5, 2014 via mlive.com

Michigan Department of Education’s role in teacher evaluation system made clearer in Senate hearing

LANSING -- If approved by lawmakers, the $27.8 million recommended in Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed budget for teacher evaluations will largely go toward purchasing and training on the systems used to assess how educators are doing in the classroom, Michigan Department of Education officials said Wednesday. Full article

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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

April 29, 2014 posted by Brian L. Love

Great Educators Can Help Save Detroit

I was born and raised in Detroit—I love this city and I’m proud to call it home. When I see negative stories about Detroit, I almost always know they’re from a non-resident. Recently though, the Detroit News wrote an editorial on the education of our youth. To be honest it hit way too close to home. Read more

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