A state takeover of a local school district takes away the voice of the taxpayers and parents and it’s questionable (at best) they even work.
Could an exposure to lead in Flint, MI’s drinking water cause a drop in test scores? Some are claiming that, and if any city could point to that as a possible cause it would be Flint. The data does not appear to back that up, however.
After Michigan’s ESSA state accountability plan is rejected Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary & Secondary Education Jason Botel is out at USDED.
Here is a list of legislation filed filed in 2017 in state houses across the nation dealing with standards, local control, assessments & data privacy.
The Michigan Legislature had a strong Common Core repeal and replace bill until State Senator Pat Colebeck (R-Canton) offered a weak, watered-down version.
The Michigan Legislature is on the verge of passing what is poised to be the strongest anti-Common Core bill to date, but progress seems to be stalled.
The Michigan Senate Education Committee voted to pass SB 826, a bill that would repeal Common Core and replace them with Massachusetts previous standards.
Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, will be joined next week by a bipartisan group of lawmakers in introducing legislation to repeal Common Core in Michigan.
Michigan State Representative Gary Glenn (R-Midland) will announce next week a new effort to repeal and replace the Common Core State Standards in the state.
Six states have experienced technical glitches with the roll out for Smarter Balanced Assessments this Spring causing Montana to make it optional.