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Achieve Launches Math Documents in Support of Challenging Math

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Documents Explain the importance of a Challenging  High School Mathematics Curriculum

As states implement the American Diploma Project (ADP) policy agenda, parents, educators and others often have concerns about whether these policies are the right ones and whether it's fair to expect all students to meet the same rigorous graduation requirements.

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From the President: The Reason for the Season

Dave BDavid Barry
MASSP President

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Bill Gets Tough With Michigan's Failing Schools

BY CHASTITY PRATT DAWSEY • FREE PRESS EDUCATION WRITER
• November 21, 2008

 

The leaders of schools that chronically fail to meet federal
standards would have to give up control of those schools for five
straight years under a bill introduced Wednesday in Lansing.

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Michigan Ranks Second in U.S. for Online Learning

Two years after Michigan gained national attention as the first
state in the nation to require online learning as a requirement for
high school graduation, the state now is being recognized as second in
the nation for its online learning policy and practice.

“In a world that demands knowledge workers, we are giving our
students and our state a competitive advantage when it comes to
preparing for the 21st century economy,” said Governor Jennifer
Granholm. “This national ranking reinforces Michigan’s vision for
innovation and our commitment to use leading-edge delivery methods to
ensure our students are ready for higher education and today’s
workplace.”

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Funds Sliced, Teacher Sells Ads on Tests

Money helps pay for printing costs after budget cuts

11:40 a.m. November 22, 2008

— Kevin Change said it
was strange the first time he saw an advertisement across the bottom of
his calculus test. But now he and his classmates look for them.

“It's really interesting to see what it is each time,” said Change, 16, a junior at Rancho Bernardo High School.

Some are pithy one-liners, hawking the names of local businesses:
“Brace Yourself for a Great Semester! Braces by Henry, Stephen P. Henry
D.M.D.”