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

Governor Snyder Approves State Budget

Posted by Alicia Urbain on July 17, 2017
Michigan's Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget is finally complete. The Governor signed the budget on Monday, July 14, 2017. MAPSA's number one budget priority is funding equity for all charter schools. With the help of over 1,000 charter school staff and parents that reached out to law makers, MAPSA was [...]
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Topics: Budget, School Aid Budget

Update on the 2017 State Budget

Posted by Alicia Urbain on June 15, 2017
The state budget is underway at the Capitol in Lansing, and MAPSA is advocating for charter schools to maximize their per-pupil up till the last minute! A House-Senate conference committee last week reported out an appropriations bill that includes the so-called “2x” formula for school funding. [...]
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Topics: Budget, School Aid Budget

Governor’s 2017-18 Budget Proposal Announcement

Posted by Alicia Urbain on February 9, 2017
Governor Snyder recently presented his budget to fund schools for next year. In a surprising shift, the Governor wants to fund the schools rather than students. Specifically, the he wants to fund students based on the type of school they attend, giving lower amounts for students in K-8 schools and [...]
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Topics: Budget, School Aid Budget, Equitable Funding

What is Count Day and What Does it Mean For My Child?

Posted by Alicia Urbain on February 6, 2017
The annual winter pupil count days for Michigan’s schools are coming up soon. You may hear from the school about these special days and how important it is to get your student to school on those days. There’s good reason – the school’s annual funding depends on it. The first Wednesday in October is [...]
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Topics: Budget, Count Day, Student Count

Equitable Funding for Michigan Charter Schools

Posted by Guest Author on January 9, 2017
Equitable. We see the definition above and it seems simple, right? Like something that would make sense in terms of school funding - all students in Michigan are funded equitably. Unfortunately that is not the case here in Michigan, especially in charter schools, and in fact, there is much [...]
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Topics: School Funding, Budget, School Aid Budget