Category: Accountability

Better Choices…….For K12 Education

By Peter Cunningham, Executive Director Education Post From all corners, comes the push for educational justice: “One Voice warrior” Ashe Jones, parent ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson, personalized learning pioneer Phyllis Lockett, Seattle parent Matt Halvorson, businessman Jeff Bezos, Memphis education advocate Mendell Grinter, and a gathering of Delaware parents. The fight continues in the courts of Michigan and Minnesota. Latino parents are pressuring the new governor of New Jersey. The New York Times is…

Michigan’s New School Data Display Goes Live

  By Amber Arellano, Executive Director – Education Trust Midwest Michigan parents will get their first glimpse of a new way to view school data, as the state launches data dashboards for each public school. The move follows a recent reorganization of the state’s public education data portal, www.mischooldata.org, and was part of the state’s planning efforts under the Every Student Succeeds…

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…

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