Education Trust–Midwest

Failing charter operators keep expanding in Michigan

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (May 23, 2013) - A new Education Trust-Midwest analysis of charter schools scheduled to open in Michigan this fall shows chronically low-performing operators are continuing to expand rapidly in the state, regardless of what’s best for students. The data demonstrate Michigan needs to seriously consider holding charter authorizers more accountable for school quality.

Strong business and education support for Common Core in Michigan

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (May 3, 2013) – Michigan business, civic and education leaders are calling on Michigan lawmakers and Governor Rick Snyder to continue on the path of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to ensure that all Michigan students are college and career ready. 

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