School Reform in Michigan

Here is a small article from the Detroit Free Press on Michigan Education:

"What do you do when you're a parent in this city struggling to find the best education available for your child? Stick with Detroit Public Schools Community District, which has been on a long, slow decline since the 1980s? Or take a chance on a charter school, which is too often run by for-profit operators, with profoundly mixed results? Or, leave the city altogether, for a school of choice in a suburban district?

Importance of Recess in School

​Hi all,

I thought I'd bring a relatively fun topic to the caucus, but a crucia one nonetheless to K-12 education attainment: recess. Many of this will remember this from elementary school, the time during the day in which we were allowed to play outdoors or indoors with other children in a safe, structured environment.

Later Public School Start Times

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

DNE

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

Middle school and High school aged teenagers across the state should attend school at a later hour to improve academic performance and health.

Implementation of Law Enforcement Classes in Public School

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

No such bill or law has been proposed.

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

Is the Immigration Fight Spreading into Schools?

Background

The controversy surrounding recent immigration policy may be spreading to schools. According to a letter from Michigan's civil rights department and state superintendent, school officials should prepare for law enforcement to potentially seek help "finding, detaining, and deporting undocumented immigrants," which can be considered a civil rights violation (of students and even parents).

Later School Start Times

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Veterans For K-12 School Security

Proposal Form - MSC 2017

 

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Section 28.425o

Section 750.237a

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

-Provides a stronger feeling of security

-More experience

Improving College Readiness

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Propsal will have have a positive effect statewide on all high school students and the future of Michigan employees. All high school students need and interact with guidance counselors so it is relevant for all of them.

School Reform in Michigan

Here is a small article from the Detroit Free Press on Michigan Education:

"What do you do when you're a parent in this city struggling to find the best education available for your child? Stick with Detroit Public Schools Community District, which has been on a long, slow decline since the 1980s? Or take a chance on a charter school, which is too often run by for-profit operators, with profoundly mixed results? Or, leave the city altogether, for a school of choice in a suburban district?

Importance of Recess in School

​Hi all,

I thought I'd bring a relatively fun topic to the caucus, but a crucia one nonetheless to K-12 education attainment: recess. Many of this will remember this from elementary school, the time during the day in which we were allowed to play outdoors or indoors with other children in a safe, structured environment.

Is the Immigration Fight Spreading into Schools?

Background

The controversy surrounding recent immigration policy may be spreading to schools. According to a letter from Michigan's civil rights department and state superintendent, school officials should prepare for law enforcement to potentially seek help "finding, detaining, and deporting undocumented immigrants," which can be considered a civil rights violation (of students and even parents).

Education Achievement Authority

The Education Achievement Authority of Michigan is a statewide school system for failing schools. It was created in late 2011, and began taking over Detroit schools in 2012. At its peak, the program encompassed 15 schools.

However, today, Michigan Senate leaders have been working towards dismantling the EAA. The system’s schools have been declining in enrollment, there have been rumors of corruption, but most importantly, the students have been performing poorly.

Should Each School in Michigan Get A-F Letter Grade?

There is a current debate in Michigan that each school in the state would get an A-F based on its performance. In some ways, this seems like a good idea given the current educational climate in the state of Michigan. As has been mentioned on the Caucus several times, 38 Michigan schools are at risk of being closed down by the state for poor performance. Thus, assigning letter grades to each school might be a good way to monitor school performance. This would allow the state to easily classify which schools need help or more resources and what actions can be taken.

New High School Graduation...

New High School Graduation Requirements

Recently, The Michigan House has passed bills changing the requirements of students in order to graduate High School. By removing some standard math, science, health and English requirements, Michigan schools will now have the leeway to provide courses that may be more relevant towards potential career choices.

Teachers and Tenure

Yesterday, an article published in the Detroit News, “Wayne State: Five Professors ‘Not Doing Anything’ Should Lose Tenure” talks about Wayne State University’s efforts to fire faculty members who are “abusing” their tenure. The article states, “Hearings to revoke tenure start Wednesday for the first of five WSU medical school professors who allegedly are performing poorly in research, scholarship or teaching…. But this is the first time the university is attempting to terminate several professors.

Differences In Graduation Rates In Michigan

According to data by the Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI), 80% of students graduated from high school in Michigan in the past two school years. This past year, the dropout rate in Michigan decreased slightly to 8.91%. Although these statewide statistics are promising and allude to the academic progress in the state, there is greater discrepancy in graduation rates when considering the average graduation rates of particular subsets of the population. For instance:

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Later Public School Start Times

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

DNE

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

Middle school and High school aged teenagers across the state should attend school at a later hour to improve academic performance and health.

Implementation of Law Enforcement Classes in Public School

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

No such bill or law has been proposed.

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

Later School Start Times

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Veterans For K-12 School Security

Proposal Form - MSC 2017

 

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Section 28.425o

Section 750.237a

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

-Provides a stronger feeling of security

-More experience

Improving College Readiness

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Propsal will have have a positive effect statewide on all high school students and the future of Michigan employees. All high school students need and interact with guidance counselors so it is relevant for all of them.

Improving College Readiness

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Propsal will have have a positive effect statewide on all high school students and the future of Michigan employees. All high school students need and interact with guidance counselors so it is relevant for all of them.

School Hunger

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

Cyberbullying

Context

Reference to a current Michigan bill or law that relates in some way to your proposal:

Why this proposal will make a difference in the lives of students of all ages across Michigan, or a significant subgroup (by age, background, economic status, and/or region, etc.) of students in Michigan:

How and where did you learn about the issues underlying your proposal?

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