Over 200 Michigan Schools Could Lose Accreditation with Changes

New standards proposed by the Michigan Department of Education could mean more than 200 schools would lose accreditation and possibly close. Accreditation is the state's way of making sure schools are performing properly. Local superintendents say if a school loses accreditation it doesn't automatically shutdown. They have to make a series of changes outlined by the state which include things like changing a school's principal. The proposal would make standardized tests scores more important in the accreditation process. Superintendents are still waiting to hear the details of the proposal, including what the new standardized test scores requirements would be. 9 and 10's Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Derek MacIntyre have more on what the changes could mean for local school districts.