Education Trust–Midwest

Education Trust-Midwest Testimony to the Michigan Legislature on State Assessment Options

(February 5, 2014) -  Today Amber Arellano, Executive Director, and Sarah Lenhoff, Director of Policy and Research of the Education Trust – Midwest, gave testimony to the Michigan Legislature on Michigan’s state assessment options. Their testimony follows.

Ed Trust-Midwest supports Michigan’s college- and career-ready standards, assessment

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (February 5, 2014)  -- Today the Education Trust-Midwest testified to the Michigan legislature in support of the state’s plans to implement a new college- and career-ready state assessment system – and higher Michigan standards for teaching and learning – during the coming school year of 2014-15. 

Ed Trust-Midwest Applauds Snyder's Focus on Teaching Quality & Support

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (January 16, 2014)  -- Tonight, the Education Trust- Midwest applauds Governor Rick Snyder for his recognition of the importance of teacher support and evaluation in his State of the State speech.

New Data Show Detroit Student Performance Lowest in Nation for Urban Students

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (December 18, 2013) – Detroit Public School student achievement continues to be devastatingly low – and has changed very little in the last four years – according to today’s release on student performance in the country’s largest urban school districts from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

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.