Category: Accountability

Education Plan Missing Honest Data, High Goals & Accountability

By Brian Gutman, Education Trust Midwest Every Michigan student – regardless of race, family income or disability status – deserves access to a high-quality education. Yet data on how well Michigan prepares students tells a very different story. As The Education Trust-Midwest has highlighted for years, across the board, Michigan students are far behind their peers. This is why the opportunity to…

DeVos Greenlights Michigan’s Unacceptably Weak Plan for Public Education

By Amber Arellano Executive Director, Education Trust – Midwest Despite glaring weaknesses and widespread bipartisan criticism, the U.S. Department of Education has approved the State of Michigan’s proposed plans for what are supposed to be thoughtful state-level systems of educational improvement. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos approved the plan tonight. The plan, developed under the Every Student Succeeds Act, was widely…

Chalkbeat Detroit Talks About 3rd Grade Reading, Detroit’s School Plan and Healthcare

Chalkbeat Detroit’s Erin Einhorn covers several important topics about education in Detroit this week. The Detroit Public School District’s new strategic plan will tackle serious issues such as 3rd Grade Reading, that 12 more are schools being added to the state of Michigan’s education partnership program and addressing healthcare issues with Detroit students. And how will the Detroit Public School…

This Dad Took A Trip To Lansing On A School Bus, Here’s Why

On Tuesday, October 17 2017, I had the opportunity to join members of 482Foward on a bus trip to Lansing to lobby for our educational system. Along with other parents, teachers, and former principals I had the chance to express concerns directly to certain representatives about the personal impact of school closures. I’m thankful to have found such an organized and…

Detroit’s State of the Schools

Detroit School Talk was present at Detroit’s very first parent driven State of the Schools  sponsored by 482Forward. We asked parents, community leaders, teachers and students “What are your thoughts about tonight’s  event?” The responses were mixed, some felt an open and honest conversation was refreshing. Others hoped for more and thought it mimicked the same old battle of Charter Vs. Traditional…

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