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Gates Foundation Shifts Focus

cap on booksThe Gates Foundation has announced a major shift in its educational strategy plans. Once known for its extensive support of small schools, the Gates Foundation has not be satisfied with the scalability of these schools.

While many of the small schools started with Gates Foundation support remain “pockets of excellence”, there have not been enough promising small schools to make the kind of large-scale impact on educational reform that the Foundation had hoped.

The Foundation will place new emphasis on:

College Readiness for High School Students

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Achieve Launches Math Documents in Support of Challenging Math


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

• 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