count day http://michiganradio.org en On count day, all eyes on Detroit Public Schools http://michiganradio.org/post/count-day-all-eyes-detroit-public-schools <p>Tomorrow is count day for Michigan&#39;s public schools.</p><p>The more students a school has in attendance on count day, the more money they get from the state.</p><p>It&#39;s a make or break day for Detroit Public Schools.</p><p><strong>After months of sales pitches, finding out how many students enrolled</strong></p><p>The district has spent months trying to recruit kids away from charter schools and private academies.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:30:07 +0000 Kate Wells 14661 at http://michiganradio.org On count day, all eyes on Detroit Public Schools Today is 'Count Day' at Michigan's public schools http://michiganradio.org/post/today-count-day-michigans-public-schools <p>It's count day at public school districts across Michigan.<br><br>This is the first year that "Fall Count Day" determines 90 percent of per-student funding for the 2012-2013 academic year (in prior years it was 75 percent).<br><br>A winter count day in February makes up the remaining 10 percent.<br><br>Many schools hold special events to make sure students come to class.</p><p>The Michigan Department of Education requires that students receive instruction in all classes on count day.</p><p>See more about the requirements <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/2011-2012_and_2012-2013_Student_Count_Day_Information_362677_7.pdf">here</a>. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:25:04 +0000 Mark Brush 9342 at http://michiganradio.org Today is 'Count Day' at Michigan's public schools Detroit schools aim for strong count day http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-schools-aim-strong-count-day <p>Detroit schools are doing everything they can <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20111005/NEWS01/110050450/Detroit-Public-Schools-lures-students-class-count-day?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s">to get students in class for the annual state &ldquo;count </a>day.&rdquo;</p><p>The numbers recorded Wednesday are more important than ever. They&rsquo;ll account for 90% of state aid to schools, up from 75% &nbsp;in past years.</p><p>Some Detroit schools are using gimmicks and incentives, like iTunes gift cards and &ldquo;get out of homework passes,&rdquo; to boost their numbers.</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 21:48:04 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 4459 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit schools aim for strong count day Today is “count day” for students at all public schools in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/today-%E2%80%9Ccount-day%E2%80%9D-students-all-public-schools-michigan <p>The tally of students who show up at each school district is a major factor in how much money a district gets from the state.</p><p>There are two count days each year; one in the spring and one in the fall. This year state lawmakers changed the formula so that the fall count day is even more important. The number of students a district has is determined by a blend of the two count days. The fall day makes up 90-percent of that blend, the spring only 10-percent.</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 4443 at http://michiganradio.org Today is “count day” for students at all public schools in Michigan School Daze (Its the first day of school for many Michigan children) http://michiganradio.org/post/school-daze-its-first-day-school-many-michigan-children <p>Today&rsquo;s the first day of school for most children in Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp; In Lansing, this is also the beginning of the final year on the job for the district&rsquo;s&nbsp; school superintendent.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>As the&nbsp;public address system blared instructions for which classroom or auditorium&nbsp;they should go to,&nbsp;hundreds of students found their way around Lansing&rsquo;s STEM Academy this morning.&nbsp; District Superintendent T.C. Wallace was there to help them find their way.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 14:17:51 +0000 Steve Carmody 4036 at http://michiganradio.org School Daze (Its the first day of school for many Michigan children) It’s ‘count day’ for public school districts across the state http://michiganradio.org/post/it%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98count-day%E2%80%99-public-school-districts-across-state <p>In Michigan there are two count days each year; one in September and one in February. Count days are important to every school district’s bottom line because the total number of students on those two days helps determine how much state money the district gets year-round.</p><p>The count day in September carries more weight in determining funding than today does. September's count day makes up 75% of a district's total enrollment and the count day in February 25%. But school leaders are still notifying parents of the extra importance today holds.</p><p>John Helmholdt is with Grand Rapids Public Schools.</p><blockquote><p>“Parents need to do everything they can to ensure children are in school every day, it just so happens that there’s two days a year where our state funding is based on the total count of students on that day.”</p></blockquote><p>Helmholdt notes students with an excused or unexcused absence can still be counted.</p><p>Helmholdt says the district treats count day sort of like a campaign; blanketing the community with fliers and making robo-calls beforehand and hosting fun events in school today. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 02:41:01 +0000 Lindsey Smith 1213 at http://michiganradio.org It’s ‘count day’ for public school districts across the state