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Accountability report finds 54 school districts with at least one low-achieving school

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An update from the Michigan Department of Education shows dozens of schools are falling behind.

When schools don’t meet certain metrics, they enter partnership agreements with the state to receive extra support and catch up.

State Superintendent Michael Rice explains how it works.

“A partnership district moment helps bring together those partners, helps those partners really define need and then responsibilities, roles and responsibilities coming out of that definition of need. Who’s going to be responsible for what? How are we going to drive higher student achievement?” said Rice.

Rice says school funding in the most recent state budget and the winding down of the COVID-19 pandemic should lead to better results in schools.