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Conventional and charter high schools, by quartile

Measuring the Value of Charter Schools

… Bridge Magazine that charter public schools are twice … of conventional and charter public schools. The … is, he's comparing charter public schools to … will appear mediocre. Charter public schools, without … more

The Difference With Charter Schools

In charter schools policy debates … distinction between charter public schools and district-run … Every child in every charter school is there only … number and type of charter schools. Such restrictions … more

Inaccurate Claims Buoy Attacks On Charter Public Schools

'There is no such thing as a "for-profit" charter school in Michigan'

… the district, opposed charter public schools in a … that criticized some charter schools as being for profit. Charter public schools in Michigan … services yet attack charter schools for doing the … more

Attorney Questions School Superintendent on Charter School Action

… suspends the ability of charter public school authorizers … the state s law on charter schools. Richard … with his meeting with charter school Authorizers; … portfolio of public charter schools accountable. He … more

Huffington Post Gets Charter School Study Wrong

… article titled Charter School Growth in Michigan … study of Michigan s charter schools by Stanford … that 80 percent of charters perform below the 50th … explains, Michigan public charter schools educate more … more

Flanagan Goes too Far on Charter Schools

State TTB ranking a proxy for poverty

… conventional districts and charter public schools. And … is taking on public charter schools. MDE has just … threatening to stop 11 charter public school authorizers … University. The charter school authorizers Flanagan … more

Local School District Escapes 'At Risk' List Despite Hostile Charter Takeover

Livonia Public Schools works to hide information; will gain hundreds of thousands of dollars

… compiling its list of charter authorizers that are … board when it gave the charter public school nearly … authorizer of future charter schools," Gillman writes. … Aug. 15 on at-risk charter authorizers. The list … more

Charters Increase Special-Ed Enrollment

… criticism lobbed against charter public schools is that … true that historically charters have had relatively … education enrollments in charters are up dramatically. According … whose parents chose charter schools had special … more

TTB a Poor Measure of Charter Performance

Free Press should use better metric

… repeatedly criticized charter public schools that … rankings as evidence of poor charter performance. In a Sunday … rankings as proof of a " charter school mess ." And … that Hope Academy, a charter public school, scored … more

Free Press Misleads on Charter Schools

… caps on the number of charter public schools contains … dangerous. No charter public school has ever … children who attend charters are those whose parents … increase the number of charters that requires parents , … more

Northern Michigan University economist Hugo Eyzaguirre discusses how raising the minimum wage will hurt emerging local economies. See more at "Raising the Minimum Wage, Lowering Opportunity."

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