<em>Grading Michigan Schools</em> – Michigan Radio series

From school funding to student achievement gaps, Michigan’s education system is challenged. Starting November 5, Michigan Radio will present Grading Michigan Schools, a multi-part series that takes an in-depth look at education in Michigan.

Tune in Mondays through Fridays during Morning Edition and All Things Considered to find out what’s working, what isn’t, and what our kids need to be successful. Grading Michigan Schools will explore the issues and share the perspectives of education experts, current teachers, and the students themselves. The series’ lead reporters are Tracy Samilton and Sarah Hulett.

Topics in the series (which is constantly evolving) include:

  • Dropouts (especially in Detroit)
  • Homeschoolers & unschoolers
  • The math crisis
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Diversity in education
  • Technology in the classroom
  • College prep
  • School choice (especially in Grand Rapids)
  • Schools in danger of state takeover
  • Preschool education
  • School funding
  • Green schools

Support for Grading Michigan Schools comes from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation, a founder of the Grand Rapids Education Reform Initiative, and The Skillman Foundation, a voice for Detroit children since 1960. Michigan Radio stations are 91.7 FM Ann Arbor/Detroit, 104.1 FM Grand Rapids, and 91.1 FM Flint.

For Grading Michigan Schools’ stories, photos, web links, and more, click to visit michiganradio.org.