Education Trust–Midwest

Support, Invest in Michigan Teachers and Students

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (December 12, 2013) -- Michigan students continue to fall behind their peers in other states in learning. According to 2013 national assessment data, an appalling 69 percent of Michigan fourth-graders cannot read on grade level – an indicator of future academic success. Neither our students nor our state's economic future can afford to wait to turnaround our state's educational system.
 
In a new report, the Education Trust-Midwest provides a common sense roadmap for the state to put its schools, educators and students on a path to higher learning.
 

Op-ed: Michigan needs a smart, statewide system to measure student growth

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (December 5, 2013) -- Today the Education Trust-Midwest joins leaders at Grand Rapids Public Schools, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Kalamazoo Public Schools, Muskegon Public Schools, Middle Cities Education Association and Democrats for Education Reform- Michigan in calling for a smart state-wide system to measure reliable student growth.

ETM Statement on Proposed New “A to F” School Accountability System

(November 13, 2013) -- Thank you for giving us the chance to speak to you today about HB 5112, the proposed A to F school accountability bill. I am Amber Arellano, the executive director of the Education Trust-Midwest. With me today is Daria Hall, the Director of K-12 Policy Development at the national Education Trust. Daria is one of the country’s foremost experts in school accountability. Ed Trust – Midwest is a non-partisan, data-driven education research and advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels – pre-kindergarten through college.

Michigan Achievement Makes Little Progress

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (November 7, 2013) –  Michigan now ranks in the bottom third of all states in fourth-grade reading, fourth-grade math, and eighth-grade math, according to new data released today from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Michigan’s fourth-grade African-American students continue to rank last in math, compared to their counterparts around the country.

Ed Trust-Midwest cheers lawmakers, calls for next steps on Common Core

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (October 29, 2013) – Cheering the Michigan House, the Education Trust-Midwest thanks policymakers on both sides of the political aisle today for making students a priority as the legislature reaffirms our state's commitment to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).