Tag Archives: Michigan Department of Education

Michigan To Pilot Alternative Education Accountability System

By Alex Schwarz and Nancy Duchesneau Alexander Schwarz is an Accountability Specialist within the Michigan Department of Education. Alex joined MDE in 2011 and is responsible for a variety of research, data, and policy-oriented initiatives. He previously worked as a Planner in the Strategic Planning Unit of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation… Read More »

Teacher Mentoring: A Policy Bright Spot in Michigan

Teacher Mentoring: A Policy Bright Spot in Michigan

By Amy Auletto The first few years of a teacher’s career are extremely challenging. While new teachers have typically completed a substantial amount of coursework in education and had the chance to practice their craft as student teachers, nothing compares to the on-the-job training teachers receive once they have classrooms of their own. Teachers improve… Read More »

Getting to School in Detroit

Getting to School in Detroit

Sarah Winchell Lenhoff (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Wayne State University. Her research focuses on education policy development and implementation; network-based school improvement; and school choice, with a special interest in Detroit. By Sarah Winchell Lenhoff The Michigan Department of Education recently released its annual… Read More »

#proudMIeducator: Why a Hashtag Isn’t Enough to Save the Teaching Profession

#proudMIeducator: Why a Hashtag Isn’t Enough to Save the Teaching Profession

By Amy Auletto The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recently launched a media campaign designed to recognize the work of educators across the state. Referred to as Proud Michigan Educator, this campaign was developed to combat the negative rhetoric surrounding the teaching profession which often blames teachers for the failings of public education and contributes… Read More »

Michigan to Continue M-STEP Through At Least 2018

Michigan to Continue M-STEP Through At Least 2018

By Jason Burns On March 26, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced that M-STEP, the system of standardized tests adopted by MDE for this school year, will remain Michigan’s standardized assessment system for at least three more years. This announcement was somewhat surprising as M-STEP was originally intended to be administered this year only… Read More »