Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center, Grand Rapids, MI (Photo: Erik Holladay)
Equity-Driven • Data-Centered • Student-Focused
Michigan, It’s Time We Pay Attention!
Decades of research tells us that Michigan’s economic future and cultural vitality depends on the quality of our educational system, from pre-K through college, and recent achievement results from around the country provide hope and many lessons for Michigan to take to heart.
The mission of The Education Trust-Midwest is to ensure that every Michigan student is learning at high levels. We work to forever close our state’s tragic and intolerable achievement caps.
After taking a look at what leading education states are doing, we have outlined an agenda that will help put Michigan on the path toward educational recovery. This includes:
The Education Trust-Midwest offers numerous resources for policymakers, educators, parents, community leaders, and others who share our goal of high academic achievement for all students. Transforming that vision into a reality takes meaningful data, models of success, and tools for change.
Statewide educational improvement is possible – and within our grasp. By making a sustained, comprehensive commitment and investment in the levers we know work, Michigan can get back on track.