Regulation is NOT accountability!

Posted by Alicia Urbain on September 14, 2017
I have been working in education policy for almost seven years. I often hear quotes like this recent one from a Michigan Radio interview with Ed Trust-Midwest’s Amber Arellano:  “Michigan is a very unusual state in that we’re one of the least regulated [states] when it comes to our charter [...]
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Topics: ESSA, Education Policy, Accountability, Regulation

Michigan Needs an A-F School Accountability Measurement System

Posted by Angi Beland on May 1, 2017
Michigan has a long history of providing information on school performance to the public, but as a state we have yet to provide meaningful information to those that have the most to gain from it – parents looking to gather all of the available information about a school in order to make the right [...]
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Topics: Accountability

Michigan’s ESSA Plan Significantly Impacts Educators

Posted by Angi Beland on March 14, 2017
The Michigan Department of Education has opened up the final opportunity for stakeholders to submit feedback on Michigan’s ESSA Plan. The challenge however is that the plan consists of 153 single spaced pages of important information. It’s no casual read to determine how exactly the plan will [...]
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Topics: ESSA, Accountability, Assessment

The Facts on Michigan Charter School Accountability

Posted by Alicia Urbain on December 6, 2016
We have noticed recently many people incorrectly stating that Michigan charter schools have little to no regulation, no oversight, and no accountability.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  The premise of charter schools has been accountability for student academic performance in exchange [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools, Accountability, Facts