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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
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
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)