State government has failed Michigan students. Do better. Now.

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:11 Jan 2021

When it comes to our kids’ schools and learning, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her administration have spent the last 10 months flouting the science, ignoring the data, and acting against the advice of physicians, medical experts and the CDC. As


GLEP: Don’t Wait Until March – Get Kids Back in the Classroom NOW

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:8 Jan 2021

GLEP: Don’t Wait Until March – Get Kids Back in the Classroom NOW LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following comment today, after Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced her desire to reopen classrooms for


Get teachers immunized and re-open Michigan schools

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:21 Dec 2020

According to experts, science and data — it’s safe for kids to be in the classroom. We know, though, that despite the evidence surrounding student populations, teachers remain understandably concerned about their own health and safety. We also know that


Column: Offer teachers vaccine to stem Michigan education crisis

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:16 Dec 2020

This column originally appeared in The Oakland Press and The Morning Sun. According to experts, science and data — it’s safe for kids to be in the classroom. We know, though, that despite the evidence surrounding student populations, teachers remain


Dr. Fauci says ‘keep schools open’, so why won’t Michigan?

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:8 Dec 2020

Science and data. If you follow executive orders, gubernatorial press conferences, or school district board meetings, you hear those 3 words used constantly. Decisions about school openings and closings, they promise, will be based on the science and the data


Detroit Mother, Student Advocate Named Great Lakes Education Project’s Inaugural Education Champion of the Month

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:30 Nov 2020

Detroit Mother, Student Advocate Named Great Lakes Education Project’s Inaugural Education Champion of the Month   Bernita Bradley Honored for Her Trailblazing Work Equipping Detroit Students, Parents with School Supplies, Resources During Pandemic LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project


Whitmer Closes Schools Again – Defying Science, Global Experience

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:23 Nov 2020

Classroom learning for high school students has been “paused” for the next 3 weeks, though insiders expect the classroom cancelation to last at least the remainder of the calendar year. The status of in-person learning in K-8 classrooms remains the


School Choice Advocates Win Majority in Michigan House!

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:9 Nov 2020

We have great news to report on critical down-ballot races across the state. We owe you a big “thank you.” THANK YOU. Advocates for students and families turned up and voted for school choice and parental options from one corner


Pro-Student Leaders Backed by Great Lakes Education Project Win State House Races across Michigan

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:4 Nov 2020

Pro-Student Leaders Backed by Great Lakes Education Project Win State House Races across Michigan LANSING –The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today congratulated the men and women elected to serve  the next term in the state House of Representatives, including 50


New Studies, Chilling Findings, and a Call to Action

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:26 Oct 2020

We’re starting to better understand the devastating impact unscientific statewide school closures have had on Michigan students. The more we learn, the more we understand how disastrous locked classrooms are for student achievement. Researchers at Stanford University examined the damage