Michigan Department of Education

A new Michigan education model shows promising signs for students in struggling schools. But can it work long-term?

BY: - November 12, 2019

After two years of a new state approach to struggling schools, a recent study shows it has improved student achievement, giving educators and experts hope. But those schools still face challenges with student outcomes and recruiting highly qualified teachers. The Michigan Partnership Model was designed in 2017 to improve the state’s lowest-performing schools, which serve […]

54% of Michigan 3rd graders not reading proficiently

BY: - September 3, 2019

After a number of initiatives to improve literacy in Michigan’s elementary schools, students are still struggling to meet the state’s proficiency standard. According to data released by the state Department of Education, Michigan schools are still falling below the expectations based on results from the M-STEP, a standardized test given to students in the third […]