After Whitmer Closes School Buildings for Year, GLEP Urges an Embrace of Mastery-Based Learning

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:2 Apr 2020

After Whitmer Closes School Buildings for Year, GLEP Urges an Embrace of Mastery-Based Learning, Applauds Call for Distance Learning and Option for Balanced Calendar   Reformers Still Concerned Too Many Kids Could be Left Behind LANSING – Meeting the needs


GLEP Asks Governor Whitmer, Legislature to Take Extraordinary Steps to Ensure Students Receive Full Year of Learning Despite COVID Crisis

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:28 Mar 2020

GLEP Asks Governor Whitmer, Legislature to Take Extraordinary Steps to Ensure Students Receive Full Year of Learning Despite COVID Crisis Student Learning, Achievement More Important than Arbitrary Calendars LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today asked


GLEP: Michigan Department of Education Must Immediately Reverse Course, Stop Punishing Students, Teachers for Learning During COVID Crisis

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:20 Mar 2020

MDE’s Decision to Discount Online Learning During School Building Shutdowns Slams the Brakes on Learning LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today demanded the Michigan Department of Education immediately reverse course on it’s decision today to


Coalition Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:20 Mar 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic poses an immediate threat to the physical health of Michiganders. But our state’s policy response to this crisis may affect the economic and financial health of Michigan for years to come. Download PDF Goal: Protect the health, safety


Free Education Resources

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:18 Mar 2020

With Michigan schools shut down for the duration of the COVID-19 health crisis, many parents are faced with the challenge of continuing their student’s education at home. Below are some free resources to assist your family. Math Science • Arcademics


Resources to get us all through these uncertain times

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:17 Mar 2020

These are uncertain times with changes to normal activities happening daily. Now is the time for us to all step up and heed warnings for social distancing and find ways to support our most vulnerable citizens. Check in on an


MDE’s Dirty Little Secret

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:3 Mar 2020

The Michigan Department of Education has for more than 180 consecutive days broken the state’s reporting law, failing to meet transparency requirements and refusing to publish easy to understand school report cards. But that’s not all. GLEP recently discovered MDE’s


This Week & Next (Apr 15, 2016)

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:15 Apr 2016

Speaker Cotter Agrees with GLEP on DPS & K-3 Reading House Speaker Kevin Cotter (R-Mt. Pleasant) said yesterday he doesn’t envision the House approving the Detroit Education Commission as currently outlined in Senate DPS bills because he’s concerned there’s an incentive to


Naeyaert & Henderson Debate DPS

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:13 Apr 2016

Is it Time to Get Rid of Detroit Public Schools in Favor of All Charters? As state lawmakers debate a $700 million bailout to avert the financial collapse of Detroit Public Schools – some Republicans say it’s time to just get


This Week & Next (Apr 8, 2016)

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:7 Apr 2016

DEC becomes the focus of DPS Debate A recent addition to the pending legislation overhauling Detroit Public Schools is rekindling a long controversy on whether the charter school model of education itself has succeeded in Detroit. The proposed Detroit Education Commission, as written