A story in the Aug. 2 issue of Education Week about state curriculum standards in Michigan may have given a misleading impression about the substance of the content standards for mathematics and English language arts.
The math standards are comprehensive (including statistics, geometry, algebra, measurement, and number) and are designed to emphasize understanding and application. The English standards emphasize integration of all of the language arts (listening, speaking, reading, writing, and viewing) and focus on meaning and communication.
In addition, the story failed to note that Michigan has drafted standards in science.
The price of a survey of approved charter schools by the Center for School Change at the University of Minnesota and the Education Commission of the States, described in an article in the Aug. 2 issue, has changed.
Copies of the report will be available for $10 each, from either the Center for School Change, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn. 55455; (612) 626-1834; or from the ecs, Publications Department, 707 17th St., Suite 2700, Denver, Colo. 80202-3427; (303) 299-3692.