Narrowing the school aid funding gap for charters

Posted by Alicia Urbain on April 18, 2018
This year, the school aid budget process has been extremely successful in continuing to close the equity gap that exists in the state of Michigan. MAPSA has been hard at work advocating for equal funding for all students no matter their zip code, wealth, or race. With the support of thousands of [...]
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Topics: Education Policy, Equitable Funding

Woodland Park Academy sees success with 'Recycle Bowl' competition

Posted by Guest Author on April 18, 2018
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March is Reading Month on Facebook

Posted by Becky Carlton on March 14, 2018
March is Reading Month is widely celebrated in schools across the nation. It is always a great way to focus students on literacy and create a sense of FUN around learning and reading! It is also another great way to engage your Michigan Senate and House lawmakers during the month of March and [...]
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Topics: Equitable Funding, March is Reading, Reading

My students, my voice, my impact: Dr. Yolanda Bloodsaw 

Posted by Guest Author on March 13, 2018
As part of our ongoing efforts to close the equity gap between charter schools and traditional public schools, we invited charter parents, educators and advocates to participate in the 2018 Charters Make a Difference Initiative, giving them a chance to tell their charter success story at the [...]
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Topics: School Funding, Budget, School Aid Budget, Charter Schools, Detroit, Michigan, Equitable Funding

5 must-know facts about the 2018 Michigan School-Aid Budget

Posted by Grace Noyola on March 13, 2018
The Michigan School-Aid Budget allocates funding for public education bodies, including traditional public and charter schools. While both entities provide 100% free and public education options to families across the state, charter schools and traditional public schools are NOT funded equally. The [...]
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Topics: School Funding, Budget, Charter Schools, Michigan, Facts, Equitable Funding

Black History Month: Remembering Rosa Parks’ Efforts to Open a Charter School in Detroit

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on February 8, 2018
As we celebrate Black History Month and remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our country’s history, here’s a story about an American hero you might not have heard before.
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Making a Great Choice for Your Teaching Job

Posted by Becky Carlton on February 7, 2018
You may have not heard all positive things about charters schools from your college of education, but know this- everyone has made a choice to be at a charter school. Parents, teachers, students, and leadership all made a choice to be at a charter school. The action of choosing creates a culture of [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools, Teachers, Teaching

Why Working In A Charter School Rocks!

Posted by Becky Carlton on February 2, 2018
Imagine a work environment that has been designed to accommodate you and the population you serve daily. An occupation that allows you to directly affect the future world by teaching at a school open to all, at no charge that allows you a smaller classroom so that you can focus on the individual [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools, Teachers, Teaching

NSCW Series: The Raines Family 

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on January 19, 2018
In celebration of National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-27, 2018), we invited charter school parents across Michigan tell their stories of school-choice success. Meet Tammisha Raines, a mom who has three children attending William C. Abney Academy in Grand Rapids.
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Topics: Charter Schools, School Choice, Education Solutions, Michigan

NSCW Series: The Dumas Family 

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on January 19, 2018
In celebration of National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-27, 2018), we invited charter school parents across Michigan tell their stories of school-choice success. Meet Karen Dumas, a mom who has two children who have attended The Chatfield School, a K-8 charter school in Lapeer.
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Topics: Charter Schools, Education Solutions