Snyder’s education wide-ranging reform plan ‘a lofty goal’

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Snyder’s education wide-ranging reform plan ‘a lofty goal’
News from Muskegon Chronicle – MLive.com:
A far-ranging proposal to reform education released by Gov. Rick Snyder Wednesday proposes sweeping changes in everything from teacher tenure to virtual learning and lengths of school years to school bullying.

Snyder’s education reform plan had been highly anticipated by local superintendents, who said many of his ideas made sense, including continued focus on student achievement and encouraging more college coursework during the high school years.

“To compete on a world-wide scale, our education system must evolve from one that served us well in the past to one that embraces the challenges and opportunities of the new century,” Snyder said in a written message addressed to the Legislature. “A grammar school education once suited the agrarian age, and a high-school education suited the assembly line age. A high-quality post-secondary education is needed for the technology age.”

But while local educators said Synder had some good ideas, some of which they’re already impl…………… continues on Muskegon Chronicle – MLive.com
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Secretary of Education Visits Kennedy High School
News from Patch.com:

Kennedy High School hosted a short question-and-answer session and visit to the school’s Medical Careers program with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Wednesday afternoon.

Duncan, joined by Congressman Chris Van Hollen, County Executive Ike Leggett and Board of Education President Chris Barclay, spoke about the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the main spending bill for public education.

Billed as one of several “town halls” about ESEA, Sec. Duncan answered questions about the Department’s policy and what they were looking for in the new version of the bill.

Kennedy’s principal, Eric Minus, who is finishing up

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