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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)
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, 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
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)
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)