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Arellano, Amber; Grech, Mary; Hubbard, Lauren – Education Trust-Midwest, 2019
Since the launch of the Michigan Achieves! campaign, the Education Trust-Midwest (ETM) has tracked Michigan's performance and progress towards the goal of becoming a top ten state for education opportunity and achievement, focusing on key data-driven indicators. It's important for Michiganders to understand how the state's students are performing…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Opportunities, Academic Achievement, National Competency Tests
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
Lenhoff, Sarah W.; Arellano, Amber; Joy, Sunlil – Education Trust-Midwest, 2015
This report takes a closer look at not just student learning, but also the quality of school conditions that support that learning. There, too, Michigan has troubling weak spots. The state currently ranks 42nd of 47 for funding equity, meaning Michigan has some of the biggest gaps in resources between high-poverty and low-poverty school districts.…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Teaching Methods, Educational Equity (Finance), School District Wealth
Lenhoff, Sarah; Arellano, Amber – Education Trust-Midwest, 2014
State of Michigan Education report -- "Stalled to Soaring: Michigan's Path to Educational Recovery" -- is the result of months of research and a year of Education Trust-Midwest's efforts to monitor where Michigan is making progress on improving public education. The report findings include: (1) Michigan now ranks in the bottom five…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Public Education, Academic Standards, Charter Schools
Lenhoff, Sarah W.; Arellano, Amber; Zeman, David – Education Trust-Midwest, 2013
As an organization made up of Michiganders, we know well how our parents once prided themselves on the quality of our state's public schools. Sadly, we have little to be proud of today. Our state's educational performance is lackluster by practically any reliable measure. In this report, we lay out a common-sense agenda to raise Michigan's…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Instructional Leadership
Arellano, Amber; Lenhoff, Sarah W.; Jacobs, Drew – Education Trust-Midwest, 2012
An honest look at public education in Michigan reveals both hopeful and dismal news. While their state has taken a few bold steps in the past year to improve their education system, their students still lag far behind their peers nationally, and the performance gaps between them -- across income level and race -- are both alarming and persistent.…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Cutting Scores
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