Welcome To Adobe GoLive 4 Vouchers are a mechanism to redirect public tax dollars from public education toprivate and parochial schools. Q Why aren't vouchers allowed in michigan? http://www.lwv-midland.org/callForAction/allKidsFirst.html
Extractions: League of Women Voters of Michigan ALL Kids First A Coalition to Oppose the Ballot Initiative to Amend the Constitution to Allow Public Funds to be Spent for Nonpublic Education by Means of Vouchers The League of Women Voters of Michigan (LWVMI) has had a position opposing vouchers as a distribution system for state financing of education since 1969. Because of that position LWVMI was one of the founding organizations of a ballot initiative coalition 'ALL Kids First' which opposes the ballot initiative proposed in petitions now being circulated by 'Kids First! Yes!' This proposal would amend the Michigan Constitution to allow public funds to be spent for nonpublic education by means of vouchers. Volunteers are needed to inform the public on this issue. Professional training will be provided to ensure that we have the tools we need to speak out accurately and effectively. If you are a member of the Midland League and are interested in receiving training, send an e-mail to action@LWV-Midland.org
Imlay City, Michigan of Colleges and schools and the University of michigan, offers more Center also serveshomeschooled students and those who attend private/parochial schools. http://www.imlaycitymich.com/schools.php
Extractions: Because academic excellence features so prominently in our community , we proudly include our achievements on the sign markers to greet each student as the buses roll in. Imlay City supports two elementary schools: Weston Elementary serves kindergarten through second grade; Borland Elementary serves third through sixth grades. During these years, the curriculum covers language arts, social studies, science, health, physical education, art and music. Imlay City Middle School adds career education emphasis to help students properly prepare for their future, as well as athletic programs, special interest clubs and student government activities. The high school, accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the University of Michigan, offers more than 95 courses across the college prep, general education and vocational levels. With only 550 students in the building, teachers and counselors have a wonderful opportunity to concentrate on individual learning styles and potential.
Macomb County Schools Christian/ parochial. Home School Information. 586) 7776300. A michigan HistoricalBuilding housing Pre-K through 8th Grade. Private schools. Public schools. http://www.macomb-page.com/schools.html
Extractions: Dr. Bonnie Beyer 206 School of Education Building 4901 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn, MI 48128-1491 Office Phone and Voice Mail: (313) 593-5319 FAX: (313) 593-9961 UM-D School of Education MPA Program SOE Faculty Biography Dr. Bonnie M. Beyer teaches and conducts research on the principalship, organizational leadership and development, total quality management, administrative law, school and community relations, and curriculum development. Her professional experience, outside of higher education, includes 20 years of K-12 school administration in both regular and special education programs in public, private, and parochial schools. Bonnie has worked as a consultant nationally in the areas of organizational development and change, administrator/staff training and development, alternative schools program development, and administration in multicultural organizations. She has presented her research at state, national, and international conferences and published in national and international journals. Degrees Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Conducted research in Leadership Strategies for Organizational Change and Improvement
WENDY WAGENHEIM There is no question that tax dollars will eventually flow to churchrunschools since 85 percent of private schools in michigan are parochial. http://www.aclumich.org/nletter/fall99/3wendy.htm
VOUCHERS: DIFFERENT RULES FOR DIFFERENT SCHOOLS In November, michigan voters will decide whether to allow public tax money to goto private and parochial schools in the form of what is called a voucher. http://www.michiganprospect.org/articles_html/op_ed_vouchers_schools.html
Extractions: In November, Michigan voters will decide whether to allow public tax money to go to private and parochial schools in the form of what is called a voucher. A voucher is a coupon good for a certain number of dollars of education. Parents could submit this voucher to a private or parochial school and the school could, if it decides to enroll the student, cash it in with the state of Michigan. I have some words Id like to use also to talk about vouchers. The words are "rules of the game." In most of life, competition is based on playing by the same rules of the game. Government agencies exist to make sure that everyone plays by the same rules of the game. No one minds competition as long as competitors are playing by the same rules.
Extractions: Michigan City prides itself on its schools and in providing educational opportunities for all. With top ranking educators, educational programs, and extracurricular/sporting activities, Michigan City offers top education in both the public and private sector. With a spirit of positive cooperation, Michigan City fosters an environment of learning in public, private, and parochial schools. With well-regarded schools throughout the city, youngsters will be sure to receive a well-rounded education. For more information on Michigan City area schools, click here On the college level, seven campuses are available, each uniquely diverse with a wide variety of course offerings and specialties.
EDUCATION IN THE LANSING REGION achievement test score was 84.3 (compared to a state average of 80.3) A unique studyin 1989 of K12 michigan schools by Public PRIVATE AND parochial schools. http://www.lansingchamber.org/CommunityProfile/education.asp
Extractions: EDUCATION IN THE LANSING REGION The Lansing region has one of the best developed public and private school networks in the nation. It includes higher education, technical and vocational training at the high school and community college levels, public kindergarten - 12th grade school systems and private school districts. The private schools are often religious but not always. HIGHER EDUCATION In addition to the colleges and universities described below, selected courses and degree programs are offered in the Lansing vicinity by Central Michigan University, Northwood University, Spring Arbor College and Western Michigan University. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (East Lansing, MI)
Community Info Assistance League of Southeastern michigan Rochesterbased philanthropic organization schools,the Rochester PTA Council, and several parochial schools in the http://www.rhpl.org/CommunityInfo.html
Get To Know- TBAISD Welcome in the state of michigan, encompassing sixteen public school districts, three publicschool academies and fourteen private and parochial schools within Antrim http://www.tbaisd.k12.mi.us/get_to_know/index.asp
Extractions: Welcome The Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District (TBAISD) is one of 57 ISDs in the state of Michigan, encompassing sixteen public school districts, three public school academies and fourteen private and parochial schools within Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties. When ISDs were established in 1962, the name "Intermediate" School District was chosen to reflect their role as a link between local school districts and the Michigan Department of Education. As the scope and responsibility of schools grew, however, so did the role of the ISD to include providing its local districts with those programs and services which are either too expensive or too extensive to be offered individually. TBAISD's motto, "Leading Lifetime Learning", reflects their commitment to providing continually expanding educational opportunities for all learners. Mission: The mission of the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District is to enhance educational effectiveness. To do this we will: Employ a high-quality, enthusiastic staff
Lapeer, Michigan the Lapeer County courthouse, the oldest courthouse still in use in michigan. thepublic schools, the county is also home to several private/parochial schools. http://www.leeandkristin.net/Lapeer/Lapeer.html
Extractions: Lapeer is a small city in southeastern lower Michigan, roughly forty minutes west of Lake Huron. It is located near the intersection of Interstate 69 and State Highway M-24, between Flint and Port Huron. Lapeer was settled during the 19th century, at a time when Greek Revival architecture was especially popular. The most notable local example of this style is the Lapeer County courthouse, the oldest courthouse still in use in Michigan. (It's reported that there's still a law on the books prohibiting the hitching of horses in front of the building.) Though larger than any of its neighbors, Lapeer's downtown area still has the flavor of a small, midwestern town. The stores along Nepessing Street range from neighborhood drugstores to rural hardware, art and craft supplies, furniture, computers, bookstores and ice cream shops. The west end of town has a church on nearly every block, representing a wide variety of denominations. Just a few blocks away from Nepessing, blocks and blocks of houses stretch in all directions, many dating back more than a century. By contrast, the M-24 corridor between downtown and the interstate is packed with fast food restaurants, gas stations, strip malls and supermarkets. The light industrial zone south of town houses a respectable number of manufacturing companies, warehouses, and fabrication plants.
Extractions: University Relations Search Press Releases Entire Site for NEWSROOM HOME PRESS RELEASES EXPERT GUIDE MEDIA GUIDELINES ... CONTACT US To receive press releases by e-mail, send request to email@example.com Newsroom Home Press Releases June 1999 Contact: University Relations (517) 355-2281, or firstname.lastname@example.org EAST LANSING, Mich. - Local schools will soon be building more technology-based curriculums for their students with help from faculty at Michigan State University. The Michigan Department of Education, as part of its Technology Literacy Challenge Fund Grant Program, has granted Okemos, East Lansing and Ingham Intermediate school districts over half a million dollars to develop, in collaboration with MSU, programs that will furnish students and educators with cutting-edge, 21st century resources for teaching and learning. "These three grants will permit MSU faculty to strengthen ties with leading educators in area schools. Together, the partners will develop innovative curricular materials in several disciplines," said Paul Hunt, vice provost for libraries, computing and technology. "Through its Virtual University, MSU will also deliver Advanced Placement courses to Michigan high school students who may not have access to local AP programs."
Extractions: Due to Spring Break schedules, the April Citizens Forum has been canceled. The next Forum is scheduled for May 5 at a location to be determined. The holiday seasons brings Battle Creeks most famous festival to town. For more information about the International Festival of Lights click here to visit their website. Comm. Behnke The World's Longest Breakfast Table (2nd Saturday in June) Battle Creek International Balloon Championships and Air Show (July) Taste of Battle Creek (4th Saturday in July) International Festival (3rd Saturday in August) International Festival of Lights (November-December) To read more about the Congress of Neighborhood Associations, click here.
Extractions: 6 April 1999 Following the passage last week, by the Michigan House of Representatives, of a final version of the "school reform bill" aimed at taking over the Detroit Public School system, Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer moved quickly to remove the incumbent school board. In what one newspaper columnist described metaphorically as the "night-of-the-long-knives," the mayor demanded the resignation of the entire outgoing board last Friday, within hours of Governor John Engler's signing of the reform legislation. By the following Wednesday, members of the defunct board had vacated their offices and turned in their keys to the mayor. While the new hand-picked board has not yet adopted any policies, its composition confirms that Archer, Engler and the state legislature are moving to tailor the public school system to the needs of big business. The seven-member board includes William Beckham, the president of the business-oriented New Detroit and an adviser to former US President Jimmy Carter; Frank Fountain, vice-president of DaimlerChrysler; Pam Aguirre, CEO of Mexican Industries of Michigan, one of the largest minority-owned auto parts manufacturers; Detroit Deputy Mayor Freeman Hendrix; Dr. Glenda Price, president of Marygrove College; and Marvis Coffield, director of a non-profit social service agency called Operation Get Down who also owns a small business.
Extractions: 6 November 2000 Use this version to print On November 7 voters in California and Michigan will cast ballots on state-wide initiatives to provide parents with publicly funded school vouchers to send their children to private or parochial schools. California's Proposition 38 (the National Average School Funding Guarantee and Parental Right to Choose Quality Education Amendment) would make a $4,000 voucher available to the parents of all school-age children. The official anti-voucher coalitions are largely made up of the teachers unions and other AFL-CIO affiliates and sections of the Democratic Party. But these forces offer no serious program or strategy for addressing the crisis in public education, and the danger consequently exists that growing numbers of parents, desperate to find better conditions for their children, may be susceptible to pro-voucher arguments, if not now, then at some point in the future. These forces have sought to exploit the widespread anxiety felt by working class and middle class families over deteriorating conditions in the public school system. The voucher proponents, however, conceal the fact that the crisis in the schools is the product of decades of federal, state and local spending cuts, tax breaks to big business and attacks on teachers' and other school employees' wages and working conditions.
School-voucher Debate Heads To The Polls michigan's initiative would mandate teacher testing, raise funding limits, and provide $4,000to send their kids to private or parochial schools would be far http://csmweb2.emcweb.com/durable/2000/07/31/p1s4.htm
Extractions: Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor LOS ANGELES Backed by deep-pocket millionaires, California and Michigan are giving new life to the controversial national debate on school choice. Two citizen campaigns now under way could drastically alter public education in their states and shape the direction and vitality of American education reform. Both campaigns deal with laws that would provide parents with state-funded vouchers to help pay tuition at private or parochial schools. Boosted by recent court rulings that say the government can use taxpayer money to support private schools, the votes could either bolster or stall the growing pro-voucher movement. "These are very important campaigns to watch not only because of the size of these states but because of the momentum they will create for other states to do likewise," says Bob Chase of the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union. It is fighting the initiatives.
Extractions: Belknap Ave NE - Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505 This beautiful ranch home in popular Riverside Garden has enjoyed the same owners since 1961. Built in 1958, this house is clean and well taken care of. Pride of ownership shows throughout. Situated in a neighborhood of tree-line streets, it is near public and parochial schools, churches, shopping and parks. Brick ranch with wood trim: 1,586 square feet on main floor, 710 square feet down
Parochial High Schools In The USA Visa information. International exchange students attending parochial schools doso on the F1 visa. 450. michigan. 60. 4.0. Key points of the parochial programme http://www.inter-ed.com/study_usa_HSX_Parochial.htm
Extractions: Study in Parochial High Schools In The USA (F-1 visa required) Services Parochial schools in the United States have a reputation for high quality academic and extracurricular programmes. Parochial schools are typically smaller than public high schools, which allows for more personalised attention from teachers and school staff. A sampling of schools in this programme can be provided by Inter-Ed. Students are met at the airport nearest to the homestay community by host families and/or local coordinators. Orientation is provided by the local coordinator within three weeks of the students arrival in the host community. Orientation includes information on American culture, host family relations and the host community/area. Students should plan to arrive a few days before the school start date.
Extractions: Thursday, April 1, 1999 DETROIT Acting on behalf of five parents, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan today challenged a Kent County charter school for violating the First Amendments protections of separation of church and state. Vanguard Charter School Academy sanctioned prayer in the school, allowed the distribution of religious materials during class, allowed a nearby church to use its facilities rent-free to conduct worship, conducted a mandatory staff retreat with distinct religious overtones and taught creationism as an accepted scientific theory, according to the amended complaint filed today in United States District Court. Vanguard Charter School Academy teaches children from kindergarten through seventh grade. Like all other charter schools in Michigan, Vanguard is a public school and must follow Michigans code for public school academies. It is managed by National Heritage Academy, one of the largest management companies in Michigan. The ACLU is suing on behalf of five parents of students at the school.