Now is the Time to Improve Teaching Quality

Decades of research tells us that the quality of the classroom teacher is the most important in-school factor influencing student achievement.

A recent poll published by Education Post found that over 90% of parents agree that we should support and respect effective teachers, and hold accountable those teachers that are ineffective. As with any other profession, the best way to ensure that our classrooms are filled with effective, high-quality teachers is through quality feedback, training and professional development.

To increase opportunity and improve education for all Michigan children, we need to invest in teaching growth and success. Providing high-quality, research-based feedback and support helps to improve teaching strategies and develop more successful students.

New to Ed Trust-Midwest

The Education Trust – Midwest’s staff continues to expand! Over the past several weeks, we have welcomed Brian Gutman and Jason Mancini to our staff.

Brian Gutman is ETM’s director of public engagement.  A seasoned juvenile justice advocate with a background in law, Gutman will be working on expanding outreach and public engagement efforts. He may be contacted at [email protected] or (734) 619-8008 ext. 308. For a full bio, click here.

Jason Mancini joined our team in September as director of government affairs. Most recently, Mancini worked as education policy analyst at the Michigan House of Representatives. At Ed Trust-Midwest, he will be ETM’s point person in Lansing as he strengthens partnerships and collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, from education leaders to policymakers.  He may be contacted at [email protected] or (734) 619-8008 ext. 307. For a full bio, click here.

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