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

Why is everyone up in arms over the Regional Enhancement Millage?

Posted by Becky Carlton on November 15, 2017
The legislature has been debating the Regional Enhancement Millage for weeks now. It is now going to the House floor for a full vote and Michigan charter school supporters have been talking this up a ton. So, why is that?
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Topics: School Funding, Charter Schools, Funding, Equitable Funding

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

Making Regional Enhancement Millages Accessible to Charters

Posted by Alicia Urbain on September 27, 2017
Recently, Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) have begun to ask voters for what is known as a regional enhancement millage.  All voters in an ISD are asked to approve the millage. It is time to make local millage dollars accessible to charter schools.
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Topics: School Funding, Equitable Funding

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

Public Education Funding: For Students or Institutions?

Posted by Dan Quisenberry on August 18, 2016
A new study by the Education Policy Center at Michigan State University aims to figure out why certain school districts have a harder time balancing their books. The lead author is MSU Professor David Arsen, and the study is titled “Which Districts Get Into Financial Trouble and Why: Michigan’s [...]
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Topics: School Funding, Education Policy