Lansing State Rep. Andy Schor pursues school reforms

Oct 17, 2013

Rep. Andy Schor is in his first term representing Michigan’s 68th House District.  The Lansing Democrat recently introduced two bills involving schooling in the state.

The debate over a set of school standards known as the Common Core has sparked bipartisan concerns about student privacy.

Michigan House Democrats say the state is failing schools with severe budget deficits and persistently low test scores.

The state Department of Education says few Michigan schools are meeting goals for overall performance.

Governor Rick Snyder has agreed with a review team’s finding that the Pontiac school district is in a state of financial emergency.

A state review team has determined the Pontiac school district is saddled with so much debt it’s in a financial crisis.

The Inkster and Buena Vista school districts have until the close of business Monday to submit proof they can come up with enough money to open in September and stay open.

Michigan schools could be left with a significant drop in state funding after next year.

Governor Rick Snyder says the 15 Detroit schools being run by the state Educational Achievement Authority are already showing signs of improvement.

Debate over whether to drop a set of national school standards has stalled a bill to fund the Michigan Department of Education.

Republicans in the state Senate say it’s time to go back to the drawing board on a bill that would facilitate state takeovers of struggling schools.

A plan to change Michigan’s high school graduation requirements could be sent to the state House floor as early as next week.

The Snyder administration says an education work group is not seriously discussing a voucher-like system for public schools.

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The state would change its high school graduation requirements under a plan in the state House.

A lawmaker is skeptical of changes to legislation giving the state control over more of Michigan's worst schools.