August 26, 2011
Graduate Michigan Action Network
Michigan Department of Education Releases Latest School Rankings
The MDE has released a statement identifying the increase of failing schools to be linked to the requirements in the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
Michigan's Children CEO Jack Kresnak: Dropouts Need Innovative Programs
But what about the thousands of their peers who didn’t graduate? Those who dropped out or are entering their fifth or sixth year of high school. What are we doing to help them become educated, skilled workers and taxpayers?"
Read more of Jack's Op-Ed
Michigan’s Extended-Year Graduation Rate Highlighted in AYPF Issue Brief
The Michigan data highlighted in the brief include a nine point increase in the graduation rate for economically disadvantaged students, and a six point increase for African American students.
To read the brief, or to learn more about the American Youth Policy Forum, check out: Making Every Diploma Count: Using Extended-Year Graduation Rates to Measure Student Success.
Promise Neighborhood Update
If your organization is interested in being highlighted by Michigan’s Children through Youth Voice or KidSpeak events, or if you would like to work with us on advocating for youth at the local, state and federal level, please contact Beth Bennett or Michele Corey.
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