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ERIC Number: ED560061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug-2
Pages: 16
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Reinventing School: Becoming a District of Choices. Michigan's Schools of Innovation // Berrien Springs Public Schools
Van Beek, Michael
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
In this latest installment of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy's new "Schools of Innovation" series, we discuss how Berrien Springs school district is reinventing public school. This study examines how the district has become more racially diverse, enrollment is growing rapidly, and they are using that growth to inject some much needed balance to the school funds. All this has been due to the district's expansion of digital learning options, becoming a "district of choices." The effectiveness of virtual learning and the resulting increase in district enrollment have fueled the expansion of other school programs--a marked contrast to the many Michigan school districts that have struggled to maintain their offerings during the state's economic slump.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Identifiers - Location: Michigan