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Arellano, Amber; Bedi, Suneet; Gallagher, Terry – Education Trust-Midwest, 2016
In recent months business leaders across the state have committed to a new effort to make Michigan a top ten education state by 2030. The Michigan Achieves initiative is designed to make that ambitious and urgent goal happen for "all" students in the state. These leaders know with certainty what others in Michigan are beginning to grasp:…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Economic Impact
Joy, Sunil; Arellano, Amber – Education Trust-Midwest, 2016
In Michigan, schools and educators are held accountable for performance more than ever before. Charter school authorizers--the entities responsible for opening and overseeing new and existing charter schools--face almost no accountability for their performance. In Michigan's current charter landscape, the enormous responsibility of authorizing has…
Descriptors: Accountability, Charter Schools, School Effectiveness, Quality Control
Arellano, Amber – Education Trust-Midwest, 2011
Despite Michigan's rich history of entrepreneurship and innovation, the state now trails most others both economically and educationally. This report documents the shockingly low performance of schools statewide. Although Detroit has the weakest scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) among the country's big cities, other…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, National Competency Tests, Educational Indicators