PRESS RELEASE: Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce official, child advocate joins school funding group committee
Posted on: May 22, 2017
Flint native Heather Morolla Kale brings business, child advocacy background to the School Finance Research Collaborative FLINT, Mich. – Heather Morolla Kale, a Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce official and longtime advocate for Genesee County children and families, has joined the School Finance Research Collaborative Advisory Committee, the Collaborative announced today. “Working with Flint’s most vulnerable young people, I’ve seen firsthand how a high-quality public school education makes all the difference in helping students of all backgrounds and challenges achieve and succeed,” said Kale, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s Director of Member Services, and a Flint native....
PRESS RELEASE: National education experts selected to reexamine how Michigan’s public schools are funded
Posted on: May 1, 2017
Two nationally renowned firms join forces to take a fresh look at how we fund our schools to serve all students LANSING, Mich. – Two nationally renowned firms have been selected to conduct a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive school funding study in Michigan that will examine how our state’s public schools are financed, the School Finance Research Collaborative announced today. “We look forward to taking a fresh look at how Michigan funds its public schools so that all students, no matter their circumstances or challenges, can achieve and succeed in the workforce of tomorrow,” said Bob Palaich of Augenblick, Palaich and Associates...
PRESS RELEASE: National charter schools and school funding expert joins School Finance Research Collaborative
Posted on: April 25, 2017
Michigan native Todd Ziebarth is a pioneer in improving state charter school laws across the country LANSING, Mich. – A national charter schools advocate and school funding research expert has joined the School Finance Research Collaborative, officials announced today. “I am honored to lend my expertise and experience to the School Finance Research Collaborative,” said Todd Ziebarth, Senior Vice President for State Advocacy and Support for the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and an Ann Arbor resident. “The Collaborative’s adequacy study will be the first to truly explore the unique challenges charter schools face in providing a top-notch public...
Posted on: March 13, 2017
Mary Kay Shields, former charter school advisor to Gov. John Engler, brings school finance and policy expertise to Collaborative LANSING, Mich. – Mary Kay Shields, a longtime charter school advisor and school finance and policy expert, has joined the School Finance Research Collaborative. Shields brings decades of charter school leadership to the Collaborative, a broad-based group of business and education experts who agree it’s time to change the way Michigan’s schools are funded. “At the time of passage, Proposal A was a necessary change to school finance. However, after over 25 years, it is time to reexamine how the...
Posted on: March 10, 2017
LANSING, Mich. – The following statement was issued by Oakland Schools Superintendent Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, a School Finance Research Collaborative member, following the Friday, March 10, 2017 release of the 21st Century Education Commission Report. “The 21st Century Education Commission Report validates the need to reexamine our approach to school funding so that all students, regardless of their income, geography or other circumstances, can achieve and succeed,” said Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, Oakland Schools superintendent and School Finance Research Collaborative member. “The School Finance Research Collaborative applauds this report’s call for a fresh look at and new research on how we fund...
PRESS RELEASE: Government finance turnaround expert joins School Finance Research Collaborative Advisory Committee
Posted on: March 8, 2017
Jessica Thomas, who is aiding Royal Oak Charter Township’s financial recovery, has been recognized as one of Oakland County’s “40 Under 40” LANSING, Mich. — Jessica Thomas, a local government turnaround expert who is currently Consent Agreement Consultant for Royal Oak Charter Township, has joined the School Finance Research Collaborative Advisory Committee. In this role, Thomas will share her financial expertise with the Collaborative, a broad-based group of business and education experts who agree it’s time to change the way Michigan’s schools are funded. “It’s high time we reexamine our approach to how Michigan’s schools are funded to prepare all...
Posted on: March 8, 2017
The latest national comparison of school test scores could reveal challenges with the way we fund schools in Michigan LANSING, Mich. — Flat test scores by Michigan students on a national test highlight the pressing need for a new, comprehensive look at how we fund Michigan’s public schools so all students can achieve and succeed, regardless of their circumstances, said a broad-based group of Michigan business and education experts. The Detroit News reported on Feb. 20 that Michigan students had flat scores on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). According to the article, students are performing about as well...
Posted on: February 14, 2017
A Request for Proposal has been issued by the Oakland Schools Education Foundation and is titled “Determining the Cost for Funding Educational Achievement for all Michigan Students (PK-12)." This RFP is posted at http://www.mitn.info and www.buy4michigan.com.
PRESS RELEASE: Michigan businesses, education experts launch effort to reexamine K-12 school funding
Posted on: January 10, 2017
School Finance Research Collaborative to analyze adequacy of school funding, make policy recommendations Lansing, MICH. — Top business and education experts today launched a comprehensive effort to reexamine how Michigan’s schools are funded. The School Finance Research Collaborative is bringing together top industry experts to reexamine the state’s approach to funding K-12 schools to ensure all students are fully prepared for jobs and success, from the inner cities to the suburbs, to rural areas and the U.P. (more…)
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