Charter School Enrollment Projected to Decline, First Time in 21 Years

While enrollment growth in Michigan’s public charter schools has leveled off in recent years, updated estimates for the current school year show that total charter school enrollment in the state will experience its first decline since charters were auth...

How to pay for special education is a growing concern across Michigan

Dec. 8, 2017 – The Citizen Research Council’s Research Director, Craig Thiel, teams with Michigan State University Professor Sarah Reckhow in Chalkbeat Detroit to explain how the state’s system for funding special education is flawed and thr...

Challenges Ahead Balancing the State Budget – What Could it Mean for State-Funded Public Services

With his signature in mid-July, Governor Snyder put to bed the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) state budget. Eight years removed from the end of the Great Recession and benefiting from an expanding state economy and projected solid revenue growth, this year’s...