News in Brief
Federal Grant Rejected for Michigan Charters
The U.S. Department of Education has rejected a $45 million grant request from Michigan to improve and expand charter schools.
The decision was made largely because the state lacks oversight of authorizers who approve and oversee charter schools. The state also scored poorly when evaluated on the academic performance of charter schools and the state's plan to improve achievement among disadvantaged students in them.
The state education department had received the multiyear federal grant for $23 million in 2007 and $44 million in 2010.
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