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Snow Wars: Schools struggle to meet required days of instruction

Snow Wars: Schools struggle to meet required days of instruction

February 17, 2014 | Ted Roelofs

State education leaders are facing off against some districts and administrators who are balking at adding school days in June to account for a flurry of snow days this winter.

Snow closes the classroom, but the gym stays open

Snow closes the classroom, but the gym stays open

February 17, 2014 | Ted Roelofs

School districts debate the wisdom of closing schools on snow days while allowing basketball games and other activities to take place at night.

Michigan teachers are under the microscope

Michigan teachers are under the microscope

February 3, 2014 | Ron French

Bipartisan measure would tie part of a teacher’s evaluation to student growth on standardized tests. Implementing the new assessments would cost millions but backers say it will improve learning by giving teachers the training and support they need to get better.

Teacher evaluation bill meant to help, not punish, co-sponsor says

Teacher evaluation bill meant to help, not punish, co-sponsor says

February 3, 2014 | Ron French

Rep. Adam Zemke says new statewide teacher evaluation legislation will help students by improving teachers’ classroom performance.

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