Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

MICHIGAN: Charter schools show up in force at the top–and bottom–of Bridge Magazine’s State Champ rankings

Charter schools in Michigan have several distinct differences from traditional public schools, but some schools are better than others at turning those differences into advantages. Public school academies, as they … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN: Charter schools a force for education reform

Twenty years ago, parents and students in Michigan were given a choice for education. Children could attend a traditional public school, or they could choose a public charter school. Since … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN: South Canton Charter student competes in Science Olympiad

Students in South Canton Scholars Charter Academy’s Science Olympiad spent Saturday competing in regionals at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Each student on the 15-member team worked on three fields of science, … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN: Aviation charter school set to land near Metro Airport

A grass-roots organization in Taylor is preparing to launch a middle school for 235 students nearDetroit Metropolitan Airport that will emphasize a science, technology, engineering and math curriculum based on the … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN: New charter school to open next to Ypsilanti Community Middle School this fall

Ann Arbor-based Global Educational Excellence is planning to open up a new charter school this fall in a building where it had to close a charter school two years ago. … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN: Former MSU basketball player visits Paragon Charter Academy on ‘Relentless Tour’ to end bullying

JACKSON, MI – Former Michigan State University basketball player Anthony Ianni recently made Paragon Charter Academy one of his stops in his statewide quest to eradicate bullying. Ianni’s “Relentless Tour,” which … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN: Charting charter schools

Twenty years ago this month, education in Michigan underwent a massive change as legislation went into effect allowing the establishment of charter schools. Supported by tax dollars, charter schools enroll … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN: Dick DeVos’ aviation charter school partners with college for students to earn early credits

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – West Michigan Aviation Academy has entered into an agreement with Northwestern Michigan College that will allow its graduates to receive eight credits upon enrollment at the college. The credits would … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN: NMU Board Approves Three Charter Schools

MARQUETTE, Mich.–The NMU Board of Trustees approved charters and start-up boards for three schools in lower Michigan, effective July 1. This brings the total number of NMU charter schools to … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN: More Detroit students attend charter schools than public schools

Charter schools in Detroit have grown to the point that they educate more than half of the city’s children, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Alliance for … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN: Contrary to Report, Charter Schools Get Less Money Per Pupil Than Conventional Schools

Media runs with faulty claim that charter public schools at fault for conventional schools financial problems Michigan charter public schools have “generous” state funding and pose a growing risk for … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

MICHIGAN: Charters elevate our public schools

It’s unfortunate that the Enquirer chose to pit one type of public school against another in its Nov. 25 editorial (“Charters, choice are strangling our public schools.”) Rather than focusing … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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