Michigan education officials to seek legal opinion on A-F system

January 9, 2019 | The Detroit News

Michigan’s Department of Education will seek a legal opinion on the state’s new A-F school rating system before it begins implementation.

Martin Ackley, spokesman for the state education department, said Friday his office will be reaching out to state Attorney General Dana Nessel and the U.S. Department of Education because a portion of the new law violates federal law.

“We are not necessarily ‘holding off’ implementation of the new law, as we have until August 1 to develop the new A-F system and submit it to the yet-to-be-named Peer Review Panel,” Ackley said.

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