24 teachers chosen for Michigan education advisory panel

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Twenty-four teachers were selected to serve on a panel that will guide the implementation of a new federal school accountability plan in Michigan.

MLive reports the teachers were chosen from a pool of more than 300 who applied for a spot on the Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council. They come from schools across the state.

The educators will offer feedback on state Superintendent Brian Whiston’s plan to make Michigan a top-performing education state. They will also help guide the implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

The act is the new federal education law that replaces the No Child Left Behind Act. It seeks to return significant power to the states to determine how to hold low-performing schools accountable and boost student performance.

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