Education Trust–Midwest

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).

The Education Trust-Midwest thanks lawmakers for their support of Common Core, high student standards

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (October 24, 2013) - After hours of testimony and weeks of analysis, today the Senate voted to trust the judgment of Michigan’s local school districts and teachers and restore funding for Common Core State Standards. The Senate resolution is an affirmation of the Common Core and Michigan students, who will now be better prepared to succeed after high school. Higher standards will also brighten our state’s economic future by producing graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete for 21st century jobs.  

A Middle Ground on Teacher Evaluations

September 26, 2013 - Amber Arellano's THINK piece on the Detroit News

Statewide survey shows strong, bipartisan support for higher academic standards

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David Zeman
         Director, Content and Communications
         The Education Trust-Midwest

Honest Information on School Performance: Michigan Needs Clarity in Measuring Quality

ROYAL OAK, MICH. (August 20, 2013) – Today the Michigan Department of Education released its results from the new state-wide school accountability and public reporting system, now being implemented for the first time. While the new system provides important information on school performance, it lacks the clear, coherent information that parents need and educators deserve to improve their schools’ performance.