Save Our Schools

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Gov. Granholm released plans Monday for helping 216 Michigan schools that didn't meet new federal test score progress rules.

That's about 10 percent of 2,266 Michigan elementary and middle schools.

Ninety-six of the schools are in the Detroit system.

Granholm says bad schools hurt their communities and says she won't let schools continue to fail.

Her plan is to bring together state government, school districts and the private sector to aid the schools. They would focus on those schools that have failed to make progress the longest and now face penalties.

Progress is based solely on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program tests.

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