STATEMENT Regarding Michigan K–12 Schools Subject to Partnership Agreements

Today, the Michigan Department of Education announced it will work to develop partnership agreements with 21 Michigan schools that are struggling to raise student achievement.

“While the names of several charter public schools appear on this listing, it is important to note this is the third pass through Michigan’s lowest-performing schools. Many of the state’s worst schools already have partnerships agreements in place,” said Jared Burkhart, executive director of the Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers.  “What’s more, the authorizers working with these schools are very aware of their performance challenges and have been actively engaged in accountability and support measures. 

“MCCSA and its members look forward to collaborating with the state and its partners to ensure top-quality service to all Michigan children—whether that means school turnaround, transformation or closure.”

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