What's the vision? Kids and quality.

Posted by Dan Quisenberry on November 15, 2017
If you care about education, you may be like most Americans – concerned by the lack of results and frustrated by the constant arguing by adults about possible solutions. Parents want to be involved.  Taxpayers want to pay for what works.  When do we begin seeing the remarkable outcomes our children [...]
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Topics: School Funding, Charter Schools, School Choice, Education Solutions

Knowing that school choice is possible for your kids

Posted by Guest Author on October 9, 2017
Here we are again, the start of another school year, and our family’s journey continues.  As a reminder, my husband and I have been truly blessed with three amazing and completely different kids (22, 14, 13). Our oldest graduated with honors from a highly ranked public school and State University, [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools, School Choice

Memo to politicians: New poll shows millennials love charter schools

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on September 22, 2017
A number of interesting polls and research studies about charter schools have come out in recent months. Every one of them has shown that public support for charters is still strong, and that charters continue to lead the way when it comes to academic achievement.
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Topics: Charter Schools

The Glory Of Advanced Technology Academy: Written by a Charter School Student

Posted by Guest Author on September 12, 2017
We have some very extraordinary charter school students in the state of Michigan!  This spring, MAPSA partnered with the National Charter Schools Institute to hold an essay contest for charter school students across the state, with a theme of “Prepared to Succeed in Life."
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Topics: Charter Schools

MAPSA Welcomes You Back to Another Successful School Year!

Posted by Dan Quisenberry on August 21, 2017
We at MAPSA would like to welcome you back to another successful and impactful school year. We are excited to hear the many positive stories of student achievement and innovation your school brings to your community. Michigan’s charter schools are making a difference in the lives of students and [...]
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Topics: MAPSA, Charter Schools, Education Solutions

Five great charter champions from the past year

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on July 12, 2017
From sports to spelling, Michigan’s charter school community had scores of champions during the 2016-17 school year. Whether it’s students, schools or alumni, MAPSA loves learning about and sharing these great charter school success stories. As we look forward to seeing even more in the coming [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools

Prepared to Succeed in Life: Written by a Charter School Student

Posted by Guest Author on June 12, 2017
We have some very extraordinary charter school student in the state of Michigan!  This spring, MAPSA partnered with the National Charter School Institute to hold an essay contest for charter school students across the state, with a theme of “Prepared to Succeed in Life
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Topics: Charter Schools

MAPSA Welcomes New Detroit Superintendent

Posted by Dan Quisenberry on May 15, 2017
As President of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), and as a representative of Detroit’s charter public school community we want to welcome Nikolai Vitti, the new superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community School District.  We invite him to collaborate with the [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools, Detroit

What is MAPSA?

Posted by Heather Risner on March 16, 2017
MAPSA is Michigan's charter school association, and we’re the unified voice for the 150,000 students and more than 10,000 educators working in the state’s 300 charter public schools. We believe that every child in Michigan deserves a choice for a quality education.
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Topics: MAPSA, Charter Schools

Why are There Differences in Michigan Public School Funding?

Posted by Alicia Urbain on March 8, 2017
In Michigan, there is a range of public funding from school to school.  There are both historical and political reasons for disparities found across the state. 
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Topics: School Aid Budget, Charter Schools, Funding