The M-Step Test

The M-STEP tests will be reduced by three hours next year. This need for change came from many complaints about the test duration and the lengthy time to receive test results. The M-Step will be shortened by reducing the writing assessments, critical thinking questions and problem-solving questions.

 

Controversy of Traveling to Obtain a Good Education

For many families in Detroit, education is not accessible. Some people have to journey to be able to get their kids educated for nearly 100 miles, for access to a basic education. Many of the cities options to bring your kids to better schools is cut by the lack of transportation that the city provides. Kids are often too far from a good school and cannot afford the means to travel elsewhere which sets them back from obtaining a good education. In this article, it mentions two families who sacrifice everything to get access to good schools for their kids.

A Change in Michigan's Gun Policy

Over the last month or so, the United States has seen a large number of mass shootings. To name the main two: there was one at a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada and one in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. These shootings have Michigan's legislature thinking about the current gun carrying laws in Michigan and if there are any preventative measures that can be taken.

The Partnership Model

As most of us know, the state of Michigan has had major struggles with public school funding and performance over the past few years. Recently the Michigan Department of Education introduced a new approach to improving the current public school issues: The Partnership Model. This model serves to help the lowest performing schools in the state.

Ensuring the Safety of Students

Upon reading the news today, I came across a horrific article explaining how a teacher taped a student's mouth shut, and to make it even more upsetting, the student has cerebral palsy. According to the article, the innocent student also endured other forms of abuse, such as being locked in a bathroom, getting hot coffee spilled on her, as well as other instances. The teacher simply explained that the student was being "noisy."

public school struggle

http://www.freep.com/story/news/2017/10/31/dedrick-martin-school-reform-officer-michigan/818560001/

On October 31, the Michigan Department of Education (DOE) named a new head of the School Reform Office. Dedrick Martin, formerly the superintendent in St Johns Public Schools replaces Natasha Baker. Baker was controversial because she advocated for the closing of persistently failing schools without making any provisions for the thousands of students who would be displaced. She also favored placing business executives rather than educators in school administration roles.

Rewarding Bad Behavior?

 

On October 28th, rapper Cardi B was awarded the Spirit of Detroit Award by the city. Being that this award is supposed to be emblematic of incredible achievement and decication sourced from the city of Detroit, many are outraged by this year's recipient. Some of the arguements as to why Cardi B is undeserving of this award are as follows: 

High School Head Injuries - John Ferszt & Austin Priebe

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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?

The Need to Catch Up

 

Governor Rick Snyder is preparing a "Marshall plan" for talent, while seeking major investments in order to boost educational and training opportunities for high-tech jobs. Especially with Detroit's pursuit of gaining Amazons HQ, the city is trying to display a focus on tech. Snyder Wants to roll out a plan in the next few weeks in an effort to jump start efforts at all educational levels in the state. 

The M-Step Test

The M-STEP tests will be reduced by three hours next year. This need for change came from many complaints about the test duration and the lengthy time to receive test results. The M-Step will be shortened by reducing the writing assessments, critical thinking questions and problem-solving questions.

 

Controversy of Traveling to Obtain a Good Education

For many families in Detroit, education is not accessible. Some people have to journey to be able to get their kids educated for nearly 100 miles, for access to a basic education. Many of the cities options to bring your kids to better schools is cut by the lack of transportation that the city provides. Kids are often too far from a good school and cannot afford the means to travel elsewhere which sets them back from obtaining a good education. In this article, it mentions two families who sacrifice everything to get access to good schools for their kids.

A Change in Michigan's Gun Policy

Over the last month or so, the United States has seen a large number of mass shootings. To name the main two: there was one at a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada and one in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. These shootings have Michigan's legislature thinking about the current gun carrying laws in Michigan and if there are any preventative measures that can be taken.

The Partnership Model

As most of us know, the state of Michigan has had major struggles with public school funding and performance over the past few years. Recently the Michigan Department of Education introduced a new approach to improving the current public school issues: The Partnership Model. This model serves to help the lowest performing schools in the state.

Ensuring the Safety of Students

Upon reading the news today, I came across a horrific article explaining how a teacher taped a student's mouth shut, and to make it even more upsetting, the student has cerebral palsy. According to the article, the innocent student also endured other forms of abuse, such as being locked in a bathroom, getting hot coffee spilled on her, as well as other instances. The teacher simply explained that the student was being "noisy."

public school struggle

http://www.freep.com/story/news/2017/10/31/dedrick-martin-school-reform-officer-michigan/818560001/

On October 31, the Michigan Department of Education (DOE) named a new head of the School Reform Office. Dedrick Martin, formerly the superintendent in St Johns Public Schools replaces Natasha Baker. Baker was controversial because she advocated for the closing of persistently failing schools without making any provisions for the thousands of students who would be displaced. She also favored placing business executives rather than educators in school administration roles.

Rewarding Bad Behavior?

 

On October 28th, rapper Cardi B was awarded the Spirit of Detroit Award by the city. Being that this award is supposed to be emblematic of incredible achievement and decication sourced from the city of Detroit, many are outraged by this year's recipient. Some of the arguements as to why Cardi B is undeserving of this award are as follows: 

The Need to Catch Up

 

Governor Rick Snyder is preparing a "Marshall plan" for talent, while seeking major investments in order to boost educational and training opportunities for high-tech jobs. Especially with Detroit's pursuit of gaining Amazons HQ, the city is trying to display a focus on tech. Snyder Wants to roll out a plan in the next few weeks in an effort to jump start efforts at all educational levels in the state. 

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High School Head Injuries - John Ferszt & Austin Priebe

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K-12 School Funding

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How safe are our schools?

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Driver's Education

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Rushil's Proposal

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Matthew Baum and Jacob Pinsel's Proposal on Michigan's Failing School System

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Child Literacy In Michigan (Aliya Shamus and Elizabeth Stone)

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Liam Nowlin-- School Choice/Funding

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Morgan Rollins has updated the Driver's Education proposal in the K-12 educational achievement group
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