Countdown to Election Day and the Fight for Kids’ Futures

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:15 Sep 2020

Every school day matters for Michigan students, and one upcoming Tuesday in particular has a little extra significance. The summer is over and Election Day is now squarely in our sights. GLEP is working each and every day to support


Forcing the Governor’s Hand on Critical Education Reform

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:1 Sep 2020

Students in Michigan need advocates now more than ever. All they’re getting from Governor Whitmer and local teachers unions are obstacles. The Governor, some local districts, and the state’s education bureaucrats refuse to do better, but we’re standing in that


GLEP asks Whitmer to Stand Up for Kids in Detroit, Publicly Reject Illegal Local Union-Authorized Strike 

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:25 Aug 2020

GLEP asks Whitmer to Stand Up for Kids in Detroit, Publicly Reject Illegal Local Union-Authorized Strike  Detroit Parents, Kids Deserve Governor’s Support, after Local Union Officials Voted to Authorize Breaking the Law  LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director


Great Lakes Education Project Calls on Nessel, Rice, Vitti and Whitmer to Uphold Oath of Office

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:20 Aug 2020

Great Lakes Education Project Calls on Nessel, Rice, Vitti and Whitmer to Uphold Oath of Office Detroit Families Deserve a Quality Education with the Option of In-Person Learning LANSING –The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today issued the following statement


Great Lakes Education Project Proudly Endorses 55 Candidates for State House of Representatives

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:20 Aug 2020

Great Lakes Education Project Proudly Endorses 55 Candidates for State House of Representatives LANSING –The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today proudly endorsed 55 candidates in their general election contests for state House of Representatives.  Each of the candidates has


Opening School Doors to Help Michigan Kids

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:17 Aug 2020

This fall is perhaps the most important of our lifetimes. Parents and students are scrambling to find educational options after many districts across the state opted this month to lock them out of the classroom for the start of the


Centers for Disease Control: Get Kids Back in the Classroom

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:14 Aug 2020

Centers for Disease Control: Get Kids Back in the Classroom  GLEP Urges Districts to Follow the Science, Data-Backed Guidance from CDC, and to Listen to Physicians’ Concern for Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Students   LANSING – With students’ social, emotional,


Children need in-person learning, use precautions to make sure schools can safely reopen

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:8 Aug 2020

This column originally appeared in the Lansing State Journal. Classrooms should be open this fall for kids whose parents are comfortable sending them back to school. There’s nothing political about it. It’s the conclusion of researchers and doctors, pediatricians and the


Great Lakes Education Project-Endorsed Candidates Win Primary Elections

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:5 Aug 2020

Great Lakes Education Project-Endorsed Candidates Win Primary Elections When Education Champions Win, Students Win! Lansing, MI – A majority of candidates endorsed by the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) were successful in yesterday’s primary election for the State House. “Today is


“Freeze” Kids in Schools? No.

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:4 Aug 2020

Superintendent Michael Rice last week told members of the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee that lawmakers should “freeze” students in schools, even those that refuse to open or to meet their unique educational needs this fall, in order to