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  • Ballmer Group Supports Efforts to Improve Educational Equity through a Grant to The Education Trust-Midwest

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. (Jan. 16, 2019) – A recently announced grant from Ballmer Group will support the efforts of…

  • Mich. Ed. Update – Feb 20

    Perspectives & Reflections from Latino TeachersAmerica is experiencing a diverse, cultural shift and the teacher workforce is lagging behind:…

  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – November 21

    Education plan missing honest data, high goals & accountabilityEvery Michigan student – regardless of race, family income or disability…

  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – October 18

    Top Educator Talent Key for Student and School SuccessThe single greatest in-school predictor of student success is the quality…

  • Accountability for Student Learning

    All parents deserve to know how their school is performing, giving them the information that they need to make…

  • Early Literacy

    Research shows that early literacy is hugely important for future student success. If students cannot read on grade-level by…

  • Other Issue Areas

    Decades of research tells us that Michigan’s economic future and cultural vitality depends on the quality of our educational…

  • Educator Effectiveness

    Teaching quality is our most powerful lever to improve student learning. Of all the things that schools can control…

  • Equitable Funding

    Michigan students deserve a fair basic funding system, which sends extra resources to schools with greater needs, along with…

  • High Standards and Rigorous Assessment

    Top-performing and high-growth states began their educational transformation with higher performance standards for students and schools, for good reason.…

  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Feb 14

    MDE Releases Draft ESSA PlanEarlier today, the Michigan Department of Education released their draft plan for implementing the Every…

  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Feb 7, 2017

    John B. King Jr. to Serve as President and CEO of The Education TrustLast week, it was announced that…

  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Jan 31, 2017

    Start with Third-Grade Reading to Improve Michigan EducationIn these divided times, the need to find common ground for Michigan…

  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Jan 24, 2017

    Education proposals this year could further harm Michigan studentsBy Amber Arellano The full text of this article ran on January…

  • Math Resources

    Today, students are learning math at deeper levels. Math is being taught differently now because we are no longer…

  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Jan 17

    Confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos tonightLater today, Education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos will face questioning from U.S. Senators during…

  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Jan 10

    DeVos Hearing Delayed Until Jan. 17The confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, originally scheduled for this Wednesday, has been delayed until…

  • Happy Holidays from the Education Trust-Midwest

    How can you support this important work? Consider making a tax-deductible gift to The Education Trust-Midwest as we work hard to…

  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Dec. 6

    Eighth-grade students make math and science gains, nationallyOver the last four years, students have shown improvement in grade 8…