Education Trust–Midwest

Statement on Michigan Road- School Funding Proposal

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (December 18, 2014) – Today, legislative leaders announced a plan to increase road funding and create a new revenue stream for schools. The proposal, funded through a penny sales tax increase, will require approval of Michigan voters through a ballot proposal, expected in May 2015.
 
The following statement may be attributed to Amber Arellano, executive director of The Education Trust-Midwest:
 

NATIONAL PRO-CHARTER GROUP CRITICIZES MICHIGAN’S LACK OF CHARTER ACCOUNTABILITY


Report: Michigan’s state policies ignore best practices

ROYAL OAK, MICH.  – A new report, published today by the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), paints a troubling picture of Michigan’s charter school landscape.

Guest column: Teacher evaluation measures would make Michigan a national leader"

By Amber Arellano, Steve Cook, Kathy Hayes, William Mayes, Tim Melton, William Miller, and Wendy Zdeb-Roper

"Few issues in education have brought more Michigan leaders together recently than the need to better support our teachers and school principals. Our leaders have come together to invest in and support the state’s first statewide educator evaluator and support system.

NEW STUDENT ASSESSMENT SYSTEM PROMISING FOR MICHIGAN FAMILIES AND EDUCATORS

ROYAL OAK, MI (November 13, 2014) – After more than 40 years of the multiple choice-style MEAP test, Michigan is upgrading to a new generation of student learning assessments. Today, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) released more information to parents, teachers and school administrators about the statewide assessment system that students will take this spring.

5 myths about education in Michigan

"Four years ago, our organization opened in Michigan to serve as a non-partisan, research, information andadvocacy center focused on what's best for Michigan students. We've talked with dozens of organizationsacross the state and found there is a common set of myths about public education."