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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
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
Education Trust-Midwest, 2018
Michigan is at a critical moment in time -- a historic moment where citizens and leaders must choose whether the state will take advantage of new opportunities to become a top ten education state -- or face a continued and dramatic educational decline. Today, national data reveal that Michigan's public education system is among the poorest…
Descriptors: Public Education, Low Achievement, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
Joy, Sunil – Education Trust-Midwest, 2017
In little more than a decade, Michigan has gone from being a fairly average state, to among the nation's bottom ten states in essential measures for student learning. It's a devastating fall, and students of color and low-income students--long poorly served by the state--are suffering the most from the system's terribly low performance. Governor…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Academic Achievement
Joy, Sunil – Education Trust-Midwest, 2017
Since early 2017, the governor and state legislature have been debating the state's school aid budget for fiscal year 2017-18. The roughly $14 billion school aid budget is the primary source of public school funding in Michigan. As described in the March 2017 analysis of the Governor's executive budget recommendation, the state budget provides…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, Budgeting, State Aid
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 – 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