What is the Government Doing to Improve the Michigan School System?
Providing Additional Resources To Michigan
There is a major discrepancy in Washington. More specifically, the major dichotomy between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party is that both parties are in complete disagreement on what the role of government is. For instance, the Republican Party views government as a threat to states and believes that they should stay out of each state’s individual and isolated affairs. Read the rest of this entry »
Your children spend many hours in school, but that does not mean that you are off parenting duty during those hours. Parental involvement is key to student success, and you can help your children in these three ways.
First, research the Michigan school that you are sending your child to. All of our public schools are not the same, and you have a right to know what standards your school is meeting. If your school is deficient in an area, you will be able Read the rest of this entry »
One thing that a lot of people run into when they want to buy a home in Michigan is the fact that some of these homes already have home security systems installed. Way back during the beginning of the recession a lot of people believed the doom and gloom talk and flocked to sites like http://www.homesecurity101.com/diy-home-security-systems.html to get systems installed. So what do you do when you find the home of your dreams only to discover that a system is in place? Well, believe it or not, such a system being present might actually be to your benefit.
It’s not quite like buying a home where a pool is included or a jungle gym – a home with a security system present isn’t going to drive up your insurance rates. In fact, it could have quite the opposite effect. Many homeowners have found that by reactivating existing systems in the homes they buy, they actually benefit from a 20 discount on their premiums in addition to enjoying the perks of a system with little to no installation fees. It’s up to you what you want to do in this particular situation. Just remember that if you find the home of your dreams with a system present, it may not be quite so inconvenient.
Efforts and policy changes that have been designed to improve Michigan’s school systems may not be a concern that residents and parents will want to overlook. Ensuring that your children are able to benefit from the best education available is a top concern for many parents. By learning more about the state of the current educational system, as well as what changes are being made to improve it, you will be able to take a more active role in ensuring that the next generation is able to enjoy a better education. Read the rest of this entry »
As no national criteria for comparing schools exists, comparing educational institutions is similar to comparing apples to oranges. Each state has their own teaching standards, standardized tests that compare students performance and systems in place for grading schools. Some school systems place more concentration on standardized tests while others look at graduation rates.
Michigan relies on the MEAP or Michigan Education Assessment Program to rate students with other students in the same grades in the state of Michigan. Read the rest of this entry »
Michigan is one of the hardest hit states in the nation from the recent economy crash that almost crippled the nation. Many schools lost large amounts of funding when the state had to make drastic cuts to the budget. Some schools had to close things that most people take for granted in a school, such as libraries, after school activities and clubs because there is just no money to fund the staffing needs or material needs.
However, statistics Read the rest of this entry »
The need for well qualified preschool education for toddlers is something which has become paramount to setting a good starting point for a lifetime of education. You need to make sure your toddler attends the best preschool so that they can develop a love and passion for learning early on and thus excel as they progress throughout school as they age. This is one of the reasons you can use Michigan school rankings to help you pick the right setting Read the rest of this entry »
The consensus is that Michigan Elementary Schools have some work to do if they are to be competitive with other schools in the country. In the rankings of the bottom 100 elementary schools in the United States, Michigan had 15 elementary schools on the list.
Three of those schools were located in Detroit, and two were in Warren. Other cities that ranked low were Benton Harbor, Kalamazoo, Redford, Grand Rapids and Grant. This isn’t to say that all schools in Read the rest of this entry »
The Michigan Department of Education produces an annual top-to-bottom ranking of its public elementary, middle and high schools. The rankings are based on student proficiency on standardized tests, rate of student improvement, and gaps in achievement between groups of students within the school. Graduation rates are included for high schools.
A school’s ranking is noted as a percentage of schools that had lower achievement levels. For instance, a ranking of 89 would mean that it had higher achievement than 89 percent of the other schools. Multiple schools had the same percentile Read the rest of this entry »