Press Release

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (Sept. 8, 2015) – Earlier today, Amber Arellano, executive director of The Education Trust-Midwest, presented to the State Board of Education about Michigan Achieves, our campaign to make Michigan a top ten education state.

“Michigan is truly at a crossroads,” Arellano said. “Leading education states have shown the way, but we’ll have to do things very differently in Michigan in the months and years ahead.”

In our May 2015 report, Michigan Achieves: Becoming a Top Ten Education State, Ed Trust-Midwest identified the research-based policy improvements needed, and indicators of progress for us to measure along the road to ensure that Michigan continues to move forward.

The presentation today came during the State Board of Education’s second meeting centered around gathering input from education leaders on how to make Michigan a top ten education state.

Our full presentation is available here.

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The Education Trust-Midwest is a nonpartisan research and advocacy organization dedicated to improving outcomes for all Michigan students, especially for African American, Latino, American Indian, and low-income students. The Education Trust-Midwest believes in the power of intelligent education policy and practices — informed by data, research, and the successes of other states — to make Michigan a top ten education state for all students.