Tag Archives: education
I know, I know. We are all a bit fatigued by the Sequestration conversation. The word itself is too complicated and irritating, and the public is so fed up with reports of partisan bickering and inactivity in Washington, DC that … Continue reading
Despite the crushing pressure of the fiscal cliff and the federal economy, I came back from Washington, DC last Thursday after spending several days with some Michigan colleagues and colleagues from around the country at the Afterschool Alliance National Network … Continue reading
The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a new report last week that illustrates the impact of economic decline in Michigan and the nation on young people. Youth and Work: Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity, indicates that employment … Continue reading
Does the Latest Education Reform Proposal Promote Educational Equity or Will We Miss the Mark Again?
Last month, a proposed rewrite of Michigan’s School Aid Act – the Michigan Public Education Finance Act of 2013 – was released for public comment. The Public Education Finance Project team was asked to operationalize Governor Snyder’s concept of education … Continue reading
Last week, an AnnArbor.com news article highlighted the successes of Ypsilanti Public Schools with using the fifth and sixth years of high school to improve their high school completion rate. As a Washtenaw County Resident, I was proud to see … Continue reading