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See graduation rates for metro Detroit's largest school districts. Nearly 80% of the students in the Class of 2016 graduated on time in Michigan, a rate that hasn't changed much from the previous year.

See graduation rates for metro Detroit's largest school districts

The Michigan Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) released today the latest graduation rate and dropout rate data for public schools in the state. The graduation rate was 79.65% for the 2015-16 school year, down slightly from 79.79% for the previous year. The dropout rate was 8.91%, down from 9.12%. Violence takes rising toll on Detroit kids. On New Year’s Day, a crowd of about 100 gathered on Steel Street on the city’s northwest side to mourn the death of 7-year-old Channell Berry, who earlier that week was killed by a stray bullet while playing with her Christmas presents.

Violence takes rising toll on Detroit kids

As 2016 nears the halfway point, Detroit’s list of child casualties grows, a problem underscored by two cases this week involving toddlers close to their third birthdays. It brings to eight the number of youths injured or killed by gunfire in Detroit in the past two months. “It drops me to my knees every time,” said Andrea Clark, president of Mothers of Murdered Children. Uk.businessinsider. No Child Left Behind was passed in 2002 and has come under tremendous scrutiny.

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AP The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act has been languishing for years, and Congress may now end up rewriting the law to fix its many flaws. In 2002, the law was enacted as a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, with the intent of setting high standards for students and holding schools accountable to meet measurable success. However, it's now been discredited to the point that almost all states now receive waivers that allow them to miss key elements of the law without any punishments. So where did it go wrong? College program aims to help adults battling addiction, mental illness. Starting college is hard enough for most students.

College program aims to help adults battling addiction, mental illness

Imagine the stress it brings for those struggling with mental health issues or recovering from substance abuse. Sharon Smith knows that challenge very well. Smith, 56, always wanted to go to college, but the mother of three struggled with mental health and substance abuse issues. She found an answer through Michigan Supported Education, a program aimed at helping adult students in treatment for mental health issues achieve their educational goals by preparing them for all aspects of college — academically and psychologically.

The program is administered through Community Care Services, an outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment facility in Lincoln Park. School types: The difference between public, private, magnet, charter, and more. Approximately 49 million students are enrolled in the nation's public schools in kindergarten through grade 12.

School types: The difference between public, private, magnet, charter, and more

Another 6 million attend private schools. But if you follow the news, you know that several new types of schools have appeared in recent years, meaning that choosing a school is no longer a simple matter. 14 Crucial Pros and Cons of the No Child Left Behind Act. Because of its focus on regular testing, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has become a huge subject of controversy.

14 Crucial Pros and Cons of the No Child Left Behind Act

DYVP BookFinal Condensed. Detroit Area Employment — September 2016 : Midwest Information Office : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. News Release Information 16-2019-CHIThursday, November 03, 2016 Job Growth Up 2.0 Percent Over the Year Total nonfarm employment in the Detroit-Warren-Dearborn Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 1,985,600 in September 2016, up 39,600 or 2.0 percent over the year, the U.S.

Detroit Area Employment — September 2016 : Midwest Information Office : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. During the same period, the national job count increased 1.7 percent. The Detroit metropolitan area is made up of two metropolitan divisions—separately identifiable employment centers within the larger metropolitan area. Industry employment Professional and business services had the largest annual employment gain among Detroit’s supersectors, adding 18,400 jobs since September 2015.

The education and health services supersector gained 9,100 jobs from September 2015, the second largest increase in the Detroit area. Michigan test score gains worst in nation. A new analysis of results of a national educational test shows Michigan students have continually made the least improvement nationally of scores since 2003.

Michigan test score gains worst in nation

The study, by University of Michigan professor Brian A. Michigan spends $1B on charter schools but fails to hold them accountable. Michigan taxpayers pour nearly $1 billion a year into charter schools — but state laws regulating charters are among the nation’s weakest, and the state demands little accountability in how taxpayer dollars are spent and how well children are educated.

Michigan spends $1B on charter schools but fails to hold them accountable

A yearlong investigation by the Detroit Free Press reveals that Michigan’s lax oversight has enabled a range of abuses in a system now responsible for more than 140,000 Michigan children. That figure is growing as more parents try charter schools as an alternative to traditional districts. In reviewing two decades of charter school records, the Free Press found: Wasteful spending and double-dipping. Board members, school founders and employees steering lucrative deals to themselves or insiders. And a record number of charter schools run by for-profit companies that rake in taxpayer money and refuse to detail how they spend it, saying they’re private and not subject to disclosure laws.