Education Trust–Midwest

Michigan Nightlight Program Profile: The Education Trust- Midwest

Michigan Nightlight's profile on The Education Trust- Midwest

Michigan Nightlight Leadership Profile: Sarah Winchell Lenhoff

Michigan Nightlight's profile on Sarah Winchell Lenhoff, Director of Policy and Research

Invest in what Works: An Education Road Map for Michigan Leaders

As an organization made up of Michiganders, we know well how our parents once prided themselves on the quality of our state’s public schools. Sadly, we have little to be proud of today. Our state’s educational performance is lackluster by practically any reliable measure.

Publication date: 
April 18 2013

Rising MEAP scores, but enduring achievement gaps in Michigan

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (February 11, 2013) - The Education Trust-Midwest commends steady improvements by Michigan K-12 students in some key subjects on the 2012 state academic assessments. 

Michigan residents support Ed Trust-Midwest agenda, saying supporting teachers is best route to improving education, Center for Michigan study shows

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (January 22, 2013) - The Education Trust-Midwest applauds the Center for Michigan for gathering public sentiment on how to best improve education in Michigan. CFM’s report, released today, slices through the myriad education reform packages in Lansing to reveal the education strategies that Michigan residents most value – as well as strategies they appear to largely reject.


The year-long study revealed an overwhelming public mandate for giving public school teachers stronger training, feedback and support so they can improve in the classroom. Nearly nine-in-10 state residents said that supporting teachers was “important” or “crucial” to improving K-12 education in Michigan. More than 7,500 diverse residents from across Michigan took part in the study, participating in more than 250 community conversations and two large-sample polls.