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- Since the Michigan Legislature first convened Jan. 9, a House proposal sponsored by Leslie Love, D-Detroit, would set a minimum number of school counselors that a district would need to employ.
- There’s also lots of debate surrounding a narrowly approved statewide school accountability system passed in December. Under the A-F system, the state grades K-12 schools in five categories: students’ overall proficiency on standardized English language arts and math tests; student growth on those tests; graduation rates; academic performance compared with schools with similar student populations; and progress for non-native English speaking children. Parents would be able to view the ratings. It’s not just disagreement that’s making this measure controversial — the policy will undergo legal review from state and federal officials as portions of it reportedly violate federal law.