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Education Trust-Midwest, 2024
All students deserve access to a high-quality education and the resources they need to thrive. However, in Michigan this has not been the reality for far too long, particularly for students who are the most underserved. Longstanding inequities have persisted and worsened since the beginning of the pandemic, and Michigan has fallen further and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Educational Equity (Finance)
Butler, Hayley – Education Trust-Midwest, 2023
Despite profound benefits of high-quality early childhood education (ECE) that could address and avert educational inequities for children of color and those from low-income backgrounds, ECE in Michigan and across the nation lacks sufficient funding. Students of color and students from low-income backgrounds particularly encounter many barriers to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Equal Education, Young Children, Access to Education
DeNeal, Jen; Hatch, Emily; Kingston, Bradley – Education Trust-Midwest, 2023
According to a new analysis by The Education Trust-Midwest, Michigan is underfunding students from low-income backgrounds and English Learners by an estimated $5.1 billion annually compared to what leading states practice and what research indicates is needed for those students to succeed. The analysis also found that Michigan is near the bottom…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Finance, Minority Group Students, Low Income Students
Education Trust-Midwest, 2023
In every classroom across our great state--from Monroe to Manistee and Mt. Pleasant to Marquette--every Michigan student deserves access and opportunity to the educational resources and support to realize a bright future. Yet for too long, Michigan's education system has served as an engine of inequality when it should be providing opportunities…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Pandemics, COVID-19, Educational Quality
Education Trust-Midwest, 2022
Michigan's public education system remains in a perennial rut, as it has for decades. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Michigan's fourth grade reading scores show no significant change over the past 16 years. Even before the pandemic, too many dreams have stalled, and academic achievement remains largely…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education
Education Trust-Midwest, 2021
Michigan's K-12 education system has arguably never truly supported all students to reach their full potential and prepare them for post-secondary opportunities and success. Instead, Michigan's education system has served as an engine of inequality when it should be providing opportunities for all kids to learn. Now is a critical time to address…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Equity (Finance), Funding Formulas, State Aid
Bentley, Tabitha; Stone, Riley – Education Trust-Midwest, 2021
Educator talent has long been a challenge in Michigan's highest poverty districts and districts serving high percentages of Black and Brown students. These districts have confronted enduring challenges in recruiting, retaining, and compensating highly effective and diverse educators, and this is reflected in outcomes such as teacher turnover…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Administrator Attitudes, Poverty
Bentley, Tabitha; Stone, Riley – Education Trust-Midwest, 2021
In the Fiscal Year 2022 Executive Budget Recommendation and the spending of Governor's Emergency Education Relief Funds, Governor Whitmer outlines investments intended to support the immediate recovery students require, while also making progress on the long-term goal of building a more equitable approach to school funding. This document is…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Budgeting, Budgets, Educational Equity (Finance)
Education Trust-Midwest, 2021
This report calls upon Michigan's state leaders to quickly develop and implement solution-based approaches to both support the long-term recovery of student learning, as well as address the longstanding inequities and underperformance that have plagued Michigan's education system for decades. Building upon last year's recommendations, which called…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Improvement, Public Education, State Government
Morgan, Ivy; Presume, Reetchel; Grech, Mary; Amerikaner, Ary – Education Trust-Midwest, 2020
Michigan's funding system is falling short for all students, especially Michigan's most vulnerable children. This means that students who are in most need are not receiving the funding that would allow them to overcome barriers and opportunity gaps. This report outlines a set of nonpartisan, research-informed guiding principles and a framework for…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Aid, Program Evaluation, Economically Disadvantaged
Grech, Mary – Education Trust-Midwest, 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan families and educators are worried about their students' unfinished learning, while state- and district-level leaders face unprecedented decisions to safely prepare for the fall and address the potentially devastating impact of the public health and economic crises on education. Tragically, Michigan…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance)
Hubbard, Lauren – Education Trust-Midwest, 2020
In the Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget Recommendation, Governor Whitmer outlines additional investments to support Michigan schools and particularly Michigan students with additional needs, including students from low-income families, English learners and students with disabilities. This document is intended to highlight key pieces of Governor…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Budgeting, Budgets, Educational Equity (Finance)
Education Trust-Midwest, 2020
Over the last decade, the State of Michigan Public Education Report has marked annually Michigan's progress and performance based on important data-driven measures and outcomes. This year, for the 2020 report, The Education Trust-Midwest (ETM) reports on these important measures while also noting the unprecedented moment in which Michigan, the…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Change, Best Practices, Educational Quality