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Project Re-Imagine Announced

MDE has announced Project Re-Image and is seeking up to 20 demonstration sites in Michigan.

Download the proposal guidlines and fact sheet by visiting the Re-Imagine webpapge.

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U.S. Education Secretary Lauds Michigan's High Bar for Graduation

U.S. education secretary lauds Michigan's high bar for graduation

Karen Bouffard / The Detroit News

Washington -- Michigan's rigorous new high school requirements are on the right track, despite criticism from some in the state who say they could result in more students dropping out, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a gathering of the nation's top education reporters Thursday night.

Duncan told The Detroit News that education in Detroit will be corrected only by raising expectations the district places on students and teachers.

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Who Really Wins in “Win-Win” Bargaining?

By Peter Silveri
Labor Relations Consultant
Michigan Association of School Boards

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Taiwan

When I was offered to see the world’s top math schools in action – I jumped at the chance. I did, however, have to travel a little ways to do so. In the United States, only 6% of 8th-grade students reached the advanced benchmark for international mathematics standards compared to 45% for Taiwan. Taiwanese high school students earn the top spot globally, and their government offered to fly a few of us from Michigan over to share ideas. The venture was called the 2009 American Educators Project and was fully funded by the Taiwanese.

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Spokane School Tests Jamming Cell Phone Signals

A Spokane area high school is testing a cell phone jammer to block students from texting and calling.

Mt. Spokane High School recently completed a three-day test. Principal John Hook told KHQ-TV the jamming device was turned on during class time and off during passing periods and lunch hours to give students access to parents or to make important calls.

The Mead School District is checking to make sure the jammer complies with all laws before putting it into use.

School policy requires students to turn off cell phones during class periods.