Author: Guest Blogger (via Brian Love)

My Son Gave Me the Strength to Quit Smoking

Please read the following story of my mother’s testimonial to the power of children. My brother, Derik Love (pictured at my mother’s right side) was very young when he affected positive change in my mother that has lasted over 40 years. She shares the following…….   By Mattalyn Love Jones One day my youngest son and I were standing on…

Edtrust Midwest discusses School Safety and College Signing Day

By Amber Arellano, Exec. Director, Edtrust Midwest School Safety Package Advances A little over two months after the tragic shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Michigan legislature is considering new bills intended to make public schools safer. Based on the recommendations of the Safe Schools Commission, the five bill package requires an assessment of school climate information,…

School Media Specialists Critical for Resolving Reading Crisis

By Kathy Lester Kathy Lester is a school library media specialist with Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and past president of the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME). My association, the Michigan Association for Media in Education, appreciates the hard work and in-depth research done by the Education Trust-Midwest in its recent report “2018 State of Michigan Education Report: Top Ten for…

The 2018 State of Michigan Education Report

By Amber Arellano, Executive Director Edtrust Midwest Like many of you, I’m a native Michigander. I’ve always been proud of what I think are many of our shared Michigan values: a hard work ethic, a passion for the Great Lakes and a shared industrial heritage, and a commitment to taking care of our shared institutions. Our public education system is…

Leveraging the Power of Data for Strategic Learning and Improvement

By Mary Grech A recently released report by The Education Trust-Midwest leveraged the power of comparative state assessment data to provide fresh insight on Michigan’s early literacy performance. The results were troubling and become more so, as we further explore the data.   The new report found that Michigan third-graders are the lowest performing students in the U.S. among states in…

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