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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)
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
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
Hubbard, Lauren – Education Trust-Midwest, 2019
In the Fiscal Year 2020 Executive Budget Recommendation, Governor Whitmer proposes a series of investments which prioritize access to opportunity for students who have historically been left behind and underserved in Michigan's public education system. This includes students of color, students from low-income families and students with…
Descriptors: Public Education, Budgets, State Aid, Equal Education
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
Lenhoff, Sarah W. – Education Trust-Midwest, 2013
Michigan students continue to fall behind their peers in other states in learning. According to 2013 national assessment data, an appalling 69 percent of Michigan fourth-graders cannot read on grade level -- an indicator of future academic success. Neither Michigan's students nor the state's economic future can afford to wait to turnaround our…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation
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
Education Trust-Midwest, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has given Michigan a rare opportunity to devise new educational systems that better serve our state's students, families and educators. In return, Washington has agreed to waive some provisions of No Child Left Behind. For instance, states will no longer have to ensure that all students are proficient in reading…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Compliance (Legal), Accountability