Education

Education
11:21 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Geometry and Construction: An interview with Brian Sarvello

Brian Sarvello, Career and Technical Education with MARESA.

Brian Sarvello with MARESA talks about a workshop being held on the campus of Northern Michigan

University August 12-15 called "Geometry and Construction".  It aims to help teachers integrate contextualized learning in their math classrooms.

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Education
9:46 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Comments encouraged on standardized testing

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The public will get a chance to weigh in on what Michigan's next standardized test for students should look like. 

The state Education Department plans a public hearing about the issue on July 30 in Lansing.

The state is moving away from the Michigan Educational Assessment Program exams that have been around for more than 40 years. The state Education Department planned to administer the Common Core-aligned Smarter Balanced test next school year but ran into resistance from the Legislature.

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Education
10:41 am
Tue July 22, 2014

MTU gets funding for school science pilot program

HOUGHTON, MI (AP)--   Michigan Technological University says a $5 million grant will help in an effort to improve middle school science education that is expected to be tested in several school districts. 

The Houghton school on Monday announced the three-year grant from the Midland-based Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

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Education
8:39 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Flanagan to discuss charter school problems with authorizers

Mike Flanagan

LANSING, MI (AP)--   Michigan's superintendent is meeting with charter school backers as he works to hold institutions accountable for schools they authorize. 

The Detroit Free Press reports state Superintendent Mike Flanagan emailed meeting invitations Friday to officials at universities, community colleges and school districts that authorize more than three charter schools. A similar invitation was sent to charter advocacy groups for a separate meeting this month.

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Education
9:43 am
Wed July 9, 2014

State superintendent predicts institutions will lose ability to charter schools

Mike Flanagan

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   The top education official in Michigan says there’s a good chance some institutions will lose their authority to create charter schools. 

That statement comes a day after state Superintendent of Schools Mike Flanagan said he’s ready to use his authority to revoke that ability from charter school authorizers. That’s if they fail to meet new standards for transparency set by state education officials.

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