Smartest kids: Four school advocates raise their hands
Editor’s note: Bridge visited four states for this series, “The smartest kids in the nation,” chronicling how four high-performing or fast-improving states are making gains in education while Michigan remains muddled in mediocrity. After profiling Tennessee, Minnesota, Florida and Massachusetts, today we review the reforms that helped improve student achievement in those states, and ask whether these policies would work here in Michigan.
Bridge visited four leading education states ‒ Tennessee, Minnesota, Florida and Massachusetts ‒ to learn what’s worked there to improve student learning. Could similar reforms work here? Bridge asked four Michigan education advocates for their thoughts.
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