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Tri-County Alliance for Public Education Encourages Legislature to Make FY2019 Budget the Final Year of ‘Status Quo Budgeting’ for Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Tri-County Alliance for Public Education Encourages Legislature to Make FY2019 Budget the Final Year of ‘Status Quo Budgeting’ for Schools Increased Funding Welcomed, But School Aid Budget Doesn’t Solve Larger Problems Lansing – The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education (TCA) welcomed the increased funding for K-12 schools proposed in

Tri-County Alliance for Public Education Opposes Letter Grading Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Tri-County Alliance for Public Education Opposes Letter Grading Legislation Educators Encourage Legislators to Embrace New Ideas for School Improvement Lansing – The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education (TCA) expressed disappointment with the approval of controversial legislation today in the Michigan House of Representatives’ Education Reform Committee that would

Tri-County Alliance for Public Education Announces New Executive Director

Tri-County Alliance for Public Education Announces New Executive Director Lansing – The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education (TCA) announced today that Robert McCann has been named as the organizations’ new Executive Director. Robert comes to TCA with years of experience in communications, government relations and policy development in Lansing, working in roles both in and

TCA statement on governor’s call to increase per-pupil funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 25, 2018 TCA statement on governor’s call to increase per-pupil funding LANSING – The Tri-County Alliance released the following response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s call to increase per-pupil funding. The following statement may be attributed to Dr. George Heitsch, TCA Executive Board President and Superintendent of Farmington Public Schools. “We applaud the governor

Tri-County Alliance applauds MDE’s parent dashboard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 18, 2018 Tri-County Alliance applauds MDE’s parent dashboard New online portal provides parents and guardians a useful tool to monitor school performance LANSING – The Tri-County Alliance today applauded a new parent dashboard recently unveiled by the Michigan Department of Education. The portal will provide parents, guardians and other stakeholders a window into

TCA supports School Finance Research Collaborative effort to level playing field for all Michigan students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 TCA supports School Finance Research Collaborative effort to level playing field for all Michigan students LANSING — The following is a statement from Tri-County Alliance Executive Board President and Superintendent of Farmington Public Schools, Dr. George Heitsch, on the groundbreaking study released today by the School Finance Research

Tri-County Alliance issues statement on Pavlov’s bill to repeal “failing schools” law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017   Tri-County Alliance issues statement on Pavlov’s bill to repeal “failing schools” law   LANSING, Mich. — The Tri-County Alliance for Public Education today issued a statement about Senator Phil Pavlov’s announcement to introduce a bill that would repeal the “failing schools” law: “Frontline educators strongly support the

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