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’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

Michigan’s Every Student Succeeds Act & What it Means For Your Child

Posted by Angi Beland on November 7, 2016
The new ESSA guidelines solidified student growth as part of measuring school performance.  As Michigan looks to determine the perfect assessment to accomplish this, the value of this growth measure still provokes some debate. Is there a one size fits all growth measure that reflects the [...]
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Topics: ESSA, Student Growth