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

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

Lesson From Massachusetts: People Will Always Play Politics With Your Child’s Education

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on November 10, 2016
Although I live in Michigan, I followed with great interest on election night an issue that was on the ballot in Massachusetts. Question 2 was a ballot issue that would have lifted the cap on charter schools in that state. A Yes vote would have allowed up to 12 new schools or expansions a year.  [...]
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Topics: Michigan, Education Policy

Thankful for the True American Hero

Posted by Dan Quisenberry on November 8, 2016
More than any time in recent history America’s destiny seems not to be of our own choosing. The uncertainty of our world is magnified by the growing academic pressure to achieve in spite of what students are faced with.  Schools are confused by ever-changing expectations, testing changes; standards [...]
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Topics: Teachers, Michigan

Sweeping Changes to Michigan’s Charter School Act

Posted by Alicia Urbain on August 15, 2016
While there has been a lot of the news surrounding the recent Detroit Public School restructuring, a few big reforms largely slipped under the radar.  The entire package of bills mainly focused on Detroit Public Schools except for a few short sections.  Those sections, amendments to Michigan’s [...]
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Topics: Michigan, Education Policy