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In public schools across Michigan, amazing things are happening.

In public schools across Michigan, amazing things are happening.

DISCOVERING THE ARTS: Avondale Community Schools – [“It’s About Kids!”] At Avondale School District, a community rallies to preserve a visual and performing arts program. The program wins an award and students discover creative self-expression that translates to critical skills and professional development. This is Avondale’s story. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ THE BAND MARCHES ON: New Haven Community

New Haven Community Schools’ awarding-winning music program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 26, 2015 New Haven Community Schools’ awarding-winning music program featured in new mini-documentary NEW HAVEN – Tri-County Alliance for Public Education today unveiled a mini-documentary highlighting the award-winning music program at New Haven Community Schools, which was resurrected just four years ago through enormous support from the community. TCA developed

Poll says Michigan voters want to increase K-12 per-pupil spending

By Michigan Radio Newsroom Three-quarters of Michigan voters support a state school budget proposal that increases per-pupil funding and gives local schools more control over how they spend the money. That’s according to a recent poll commissioned by the group that came up with the proposal. The Classroom & Kids Coalition is made up of

Stirring video kicks off yearlong campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 Stirring video story kicks off yearlong campaign to share great things happening at Michigan public schools LANSING – A video story about an unlikely high school program that’s turning around young lives in a bucolic community 26 miles from downtown Detroit is kicking off a campaign this

EAA Timing Squishy In Senate; Does Legislation Contain `Loophole’?

One of the changes that ushered HB 4369 through the House was a 50-district cap on how many schools the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) could control, but representatives from the Tri-County Alliance For Public Education say that’s not enough. “The so-called ‘cap’ amendment added by the House only caps the EAA at 50 schools, not

A way to help Michigan students, legacy costs

March 24, 2014 By Randy Liepa and Christine Johns Michigan has an opportunity to reinvest in our children’s future and send much-needed resources to their classrooms. Lawmakers tackling our state budget are starting to unveil proposals to fund education next year. We urge legislators, parents and all citizens to follow this important discussion because our

Guest column: Adopt alternate school funding plan that provides $250-$291 more per pupil without raising taxes

By George Heitsch and Brian Metcalf March 22, 2014 Every child in Michigan needs a comprehensive education that can help them learn, achieve and compete in today’s economy. That’s why we joined with other educational leaders, statewide and regional school organizations, teachers and parents on Feb. 27 in calling on our policymakers in Lansing to adopt