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Editorial: New state school le...

May 15, 2019 by

Congratulations to newly appointed Michigan Superintendent Michael Rice. We wish him the best as he gets underway leading the state...

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Charter schools play vital rol...

May 13, 2019 by

Buzz Thomas and Robert T. Kimball – In 25 years, Michigan’s charter public schools community has gone from an idea to a robust...

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Skills gap proposals earn broa...

May 9, 2019 by

As presidents of the Detroit Regional Chamber and the American Federation of Teachers Michigan respectively, we don’t always agree on...

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Betsy DeVos stands firm on edu...

Apr 25, 2019 by

Even prior to the Democrats winning back the House in last year’s midterms, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has long been on the...

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Mich. social studies standards...

Apr 11, 2019 by

If you are under the impression that Socrates, Plato, Julius Caesar (or any Caesar), Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad, Alexander the...

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Help students make informed co...

Apr 8, 2019 by

Across the nation, millions of students await admissions decisions from colleges and universities while they and their families...

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Study: Michigan among worst in...

Apr 2, 2019 by

Khadijah Williams was raised in a low-income home by a single mother and attended high school in one of the most dangerous...

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You can’t throw money at...

Mar 24, 2019 by

A damning new study dispels the myth that more money is the cure for education’s failures. The report took a comprehensive look at 50...

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Test changes coming for Michig...

Mar 20, 2019 by

Changes in state testing are coming for Michigan students this spring when eighth-graders forgo the M-STEP in two subjects for a test...

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Money alone won’t lead t...

Mar 13, 2019 by

Here are some numbers Gov. Gretchen Whitmer should consider before trying to convince the Legislature to implement some of her...

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Education bureaucrats try to r...

Feb 25, 2019 by

Robert Holland – After deliberating for two years, a national commission is pushing to implement social-emotional learning...

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Top-ranked Michigan school emb...

Feb 22, 2019 by

Bloomfield Hills — The International Academy is used to getting attention with its ranking as one of the top public high schools in...

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Too many snow days? Give schoo...

Feb 21, 2019 by

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared education in Michigan to be in a state of crisis at last week’s State of the State address. She’s...

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Why the freakout over charter ...

Feb 18, 2019 by

Shortly after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last week announced her appointment of Doug Ross as her senior adviser for Michigan prosperity,...

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China opened up, Michigan bene...

Dec 26, 2018 by

Forty Years ago, China opened to the world. There is no question that the lives of average Chinese have improved remarkably...

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Marshall Plan on track to deve...

Dec 23, 2018 by

Michigan’s ability to put the spotlight on the exciting opportunities the Great Lakes State offers now and for the next generation of...

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Detroit teacher recognized for...

Dec 22, 2018 by

Detroit — Michael Craig’s vision of a horticulture program for special education students began four years ago with a few...

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Don’t crush school innov...

Dec 14, 2018 by

Ingrid Jacques – If you’ve ever wondered why Michigan can’t seem to improve its schools, just take a look at some of the...

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Detroit school board: Charter ...

Dec 12, 2018 by

The Detroit school board is asking state education officials to support letting only institutions with elected boards to authorize...

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Kids get grades; so should sch...

Nov 23, 2018 by

Michigan’s resistance to common-sense education reforms has continued to hold back progress in K-12 schools. Case in point: Lawmakers...

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