Star International Academy is the highest ranked high school in Michigan on the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's Contest and Performance report card for both 2014 and 2012. The study and a database of every school in the state can be found at www.Mackinac.org/CAP.
While two years ago politicians blamed GOP budget cuts for a lack of toilet paper and the union said neighbor schools received more money, neither was accurate and obscured why the Pontiac School District was in a financial crisis. … more
More Detroit students in poverty attend charters than go to Detroit Public Schools. … more
Seven of the 20 state senators who voted to reform the state’s school employee retirement system two and a half years ago will leave the legislature at the end of this year. That puts a continuation of the Senate’s current on-the-record position in favor of reforming the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) in doubt. … more
If you ask the Michigan Department of Education, Covert High School is not a good school. But on a new report card, the school 40 miles west of Kalamazoo is the No. 1 ranked conventional public high school in Michigan. … more
The bills are part of an escalating battle over the extent which Michigan parents who can't afford or don't prefer private schools can still choose where to send their children to school. … more