Michigan Education Update

  • Michigan Stepping Up: Key investments and better tests

    By on April 21, 2015

    State Budget: Mixed Signs for Students There are mixed signs from the Michigan legislature around support for strategies to advance education in the state. Investments around early literacy programs and educator evaluation, support and training are key to improving learning, and are needed by Michigan students. So far, the Senate budget includes a $35 million investment in early literacy programs and the House has included nearly $15...

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  • Michigan to Washington: ALL Kids Matter!

    By on April 14, 2015

    Standing Up to Washington – Accountability Matters If your child isn’t getting a great education, you don’t just shrug your shoulders. America shouldn’t either. Last week, lawmakers in Washington proposed a compromise for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA – also known as No Child Left Behind). While we are encouraged by the bipartisan proposal’s backing...

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  • Spring Tests Begin

    By on April 13, 2015

    This week, students across our state began taking Michigan’s new assessment – the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). Replacing the outdated MEAP test, M-STEP represents a different kind of assessment for our students and teachers, including: Years of investments and testing are paying off and the vast majority of students will take the test on a computer....

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