Equity Edition

  • Mich. Ed. Update – March 20

    Leveraging the Power of Data for Strategic Learning and ImprovementThe following excerpt is taken from a March 20 blog post written by Mary Grech. Click here f…

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  • Leveraging the Power of Data for Strategic Learning and Improvement

    A recently released report by The Education Trust-Midwest leveraged the power of comparative state assessment data to provide fresh insight on Michigan’s early…

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  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – March 13

    Focused Efforts in West Michigan Improving Student AchievementA focused effort to improve student achievement in high-poverty public schools in Michigan has sh…

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  • How Am I Making History? I’m Teaching the Students Who Will Be Written About in History Books

    Last August at a cookout, my dad pulled me aside and said, “Sis, will you just teach English this year? Can you commit to that?” I chuckled, gave him a sly gri…

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  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – March 6

    Top-Ten for Education: Not By ChanceFor the first time in the state’s history, Michigan public schools are able to compare their performance in some subjects t…

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  • Open Your Eyes

    I was asked to share my thoughts on how I'm making history.  Specifically, I was asked to share a story/perspective I spoke about with a group of educators and…

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  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Feb 27

    Waking UpAs a part of on our ongoing celebration of Black History Month, Michigan parent Crystal Humphries contributed her thoughts on the importance of includ…

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  • Waking Up

    The day that I ended my career as a teacher, I woke up as a parent.I was in my 15th year of teaching, had reached my career high and then I quit.  The money wa…

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  • Mich. Ed. Update – Feb 20

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

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  • Making Change and Closing Gaps

    February is Black History Month — an annual celebration of the contributions and achievements of black Americans and a time to recognize the central role Afric…

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  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Feb. 13

    Ensuring Honesty and Transparency in School RatingsA new system for reporting, transparency and accountability for schools was proposed in the Michigan House o…

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  • Adjusting, Overcoming and Soaring

    For young adults, high school is a time where they begin to learn who they truly are. At the beginning, it feels like just another promotion into the next grad…

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  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Feb 5

    In the Absence of ColorBelow is an excerpt from a February 5, 2018 blog post by Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s Instructional Coach, Dr. Tambr…

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  • In the Absence of Color

    When we think of equity in education our minds automatically go to Brown v. Board of Education. The desegregation of schools was indeed a valid and necessary o…

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  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Jan 30

    Governor Calls for Accountability, Better Funding and Transparency in Final State of the StateLast week, in his final State of the State address, Governor Rick…

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  • Mich. Ed. Update – Jan 23

    Amazon Announcement Highlights Need for Educational TransformationThe following is from a January 22 blog post by Amber Arellano. Please click here for the ful…

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  • Amazon Announcement Highlights Need for Educational Transformation

    News of Amazon’s decision not to include Detroit or Grand Rapids as finalist cities for their second headquarters is disappointing and should serve as a wakeup…

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  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – January 17

    Revenue Estimates Show Need for Targeted InvestmentsOfficials from the State Treasurer’s office and the House and Senate fiscal agencies came together last wee…

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  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – January 9

    New School Data Display Goes LiveMichigan parents will get their first glimpse of a new way to view school data, as the state launches data dashboards for each…

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  • Mich. Ed. Roundup – Dec 20

    Working to improve Michigan's schoolsWe know one thing we have in common with our newsletter readers: we’re all passionate about improving Michigan’s public sc…

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