Rebuilding Detroit Public Schools en U of M to study effectiveness of Michigan's charter schools <p>Professors at the <a href="">University of Michigan</a> plan to launch a statewide <a href="">study of Michigan&rsquo;s charter schools</a>.</p><p>One criticism of past charter studies is that the data is skewed because they compare apples to oranges; since charter school participation is voluntary, some worry the kids who sign up for charter schools have different characteristics than those who attend traditional schools.</p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 19:38:01 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 2807 at U of M to study effectiveness of Michigan's charter schools Rebuilding Detroit Public Schools: Changes and challenges in New Orleans (video) <p>There&rsquo;s a lot of change happening in Detroit. And city leaders face a lot of challenges &ndash; like what to do with vacant land and dilapidated building and a lack of basic amenities in many parts of the city. School leaders have their own challenges.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jun 2010 20:43:22 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 2025 at A look at a KIPP school (video) <p>The Knowledge is Power Program, known as KIPP, is a national network of charter schools. There are over 80 KIPP Schools across the country, and Detroit leaders are in talks with KIPP to open charters in the city. Michigan Radios Jennifer Guerra and Mercedes Mejia visited a KIPP school in New Orleans and have this look at the experience.</p><p>;feature=player_embedded</p><p> Wed, 19 May 2010 20:04:56 +0000 Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer Guerra 2048 at Building School Culture (video) <p>Academics are important in any school. But some school leaders say the idea of school culture is perhaps just as important. Michigan Radio producer Mercedes Mejia visited schools in Detroit and New Orleans to see what school culture is all about.</p><p>;feature=player_embedded</p><p> Thu, 13 May 2010 20:15:34 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 2049 at