News in Brief

Mich. Senate OKs Bill Designed To Boost Chances for 'Race to Top'

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

The Michigan Senate has approved bills that would provide alternative paths to teacher certification, allow the expansion of charter schools, and give the state schools chief more power over failing schools.

The measures, which passed last week in the Republican-led Senate, now go to the Democratic-controlled state House. They are part of efforts to give Michigan a chance at winning up to $400 million in the Obama administration’s Race to the Top competition.

Bills related to failing schools and expanding charter schools passed by votes of 23-13, with some Democrats joining most Republicans in support. Other bills in the package passed without opposition.

Vol. 29, Issue 14, Page 4

Published in Print: December 9, 2009, as Mich. Senate OKs Bill Designed To Boost Chances for 'Race to Top'
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories