EAST LANSING, Mich., August 20, 2015 – MEA President Steven Cook praised today’s announcement by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Whiston of plans to reduce student testing in Michigan public schools.
A new study by Michigan State University Professor Joshua Cowen on the state’s school choice policy reveals that only fewer than half of students who moved out of their schools to a neighboring school district stayed there. And the instability is having an impact on their academic achievement.
The Michigan Economic Development Corp (MEDC) is launching a new initiative to attract Michigan students to work in the auto industry. The goal of “We Run on Brainpower” is to raise awareness of high-tech careers available in the auto industry and highlight the state’s role in auto manufacturing.