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

NSCW Series: The Najar 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 Nada Najar, a parent who has three children at Star International Academy in Dearborn Heights.
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Topics: Charter Schools, Education Solutions

A Resolution We Can All Keep

Posted by Guest Author on January 16, 2018
As we start off another new year, many of us have made resolutions about the things we need to do to lose weight, save money, improve relationships, etc. Unfortunately, most resolutions are abandoned by mid-February. Those resolutions fail as we slide back into our routines or because we just can’t [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools, Education Solutions, Education Policy

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

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

Criticism Is Easy In Michigan; Education Solutions Are Hard Work

Posted by Dan Quisenberry on December 27, 2016
The controversy about the nomination of Michigan’s Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education has resulted in a debate and the re-writing of facts about Michigan’s charter school track record and, most prominently, Detroit’s education experience. To start with, it’s true; we have an educational [...]
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Topics: Vision, Education Solutions

How the Newly Nominated Secretary of Education will Advance MAPSA's Ideals

Posted by Dan Quisenberry on December 15, 2016
Last week, President-elect Donald Trump announced his nomination of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.  The nomination triggered intense and diverse reaction across the country, praise and attacks. We were among those who praised this selection and I wanted to take this opportunity to [...]
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Topics: MAPSA, Charter Schools, Vision, Education Solutions

Is the Impossible Possible: Solutions to Education in Detroit

Posted by Dan Quisenberry on August 18, 2016
It’s true, we have an educational crisis in Michigan, in Detroit. Performance is shockingly too low, while there are exciting examples of excellence; charter school performance is also too low. Many are beginning to wonder if educational excellence is possible for all kids in Detroit.
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Topics: Detroit, Academic Performance, Education Solutions