Schools Required To Improve Academics Under New Academic Plans

By: Nick Blaskowski Email
By: Nick Blaskowski Email

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan schools are required to improve their academics or risk being taken over by the state. Schools with approved plans can begin to implement them.
Another 22 schools on the poor-performing list have received "conditional approval" of their plans. They have until August to get full approval by submitting an amended collective bargaining agreement signed by school district and union leaders.
State officials say Friday plans submitted by 20 other schools were incomplete or require changes before they can be approved. Revisions are due in January.
The remaining five schools on the poor-performing list have been closed by their districts or soon will be.

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