Senate finalizes landmark education reforms

LANSING—The Michigan Senate finalized significant education reforms Saturday to turn around failing schools, increase choice for parents and improve student performance. The legislation would qualify the state for additional education funds by fulfilling the reform requirements of the Race to the Top program.

After voting in favor of the education reforms, Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, issued the following statement:

“This bipartisan package of bills is a huge step in the right direction,” said Nofs. “These landmark reforms will improve Michigan schools and help ensure our children are well prepared for the jobs and economy of the 21st century.”