On Schools and Students, Whitmer and Trump Offer Different Visions

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:7 Feb 2020

There are busy weeks for education reform in Lansing, and then there are these last two weeks. In just the last 10 days, voters have watched: Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her State of the State address calling on educators to


GLEP: Michigan Students Big Winners in Trump’s State of the Union Address

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:4 Feb 2020

GLEP: Michigan Students Big Winners in Trump’s State of the Union Address President Promotes Education Freedom Scholarships, Opportunities that Meet the Unique Needs for Every Student LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today thanked President Donald


GLEP: Governor Whitmer Wrong to Wash Her Hands of Michigan’s Struggling Readers

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:29 Jan 2020

GLEP: Governor Whitmer Wrong to Wash Her Hands of Michigan’s Struggling Readers Reports Say Governor to Unveil Initiative to Undermine 3rd Grade Reading Law, Critical Reading Supports for Struggling Students LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone


Education and the State of the State

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:29 Jan 2020

Today, Governor Whitmer will offer her second State of the State address. Last year she made vast promises but struggled to deliver – in particular for our students. We witnessed her veto funding to some of Michigan’s most vulnerable kids,


Parents Pray SCOTUS Ends Religious Discrimination in Education

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:20 Jan 2020

The Supreme Court of the United States this week will take up a case with the potential to rewrite the school choice landscape across the nation. The case, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, has parents taking aim at anti-Catholic


New Year, Same Critical Focus – Education is about the Kids

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:8 Jan 2020

A new year is here, and with it a new set of challenges and opportunities to improve Michigan’s education policy and outcomes for our kids. While the legislature and policymakers make their way back to the state Capitol, GLEP is


GLEP to Launch Michigan: Tackling Literacy Crisis Means Focusing on Kids, Not Just Spending More on Adults

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:19 Dec 2019

GLEP to Launch Michigan: Tackling Literacy Crisis Means Focusing on Kids, Not Just Spending More on Adults GLEP Invites Launch Michigan to Back Student-Focused Reforms, Read by Grade 3 Law, School Report Cards LANSING –  Launch Michigan yesterday became the


Union Exodus Signals a Sea Change as Teachers Take Control

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:16 Dec 2019

When public schools empower great public school teachers to put their students first, not the education bureaucracy or the local political boss, amazing things happen. According to striking new data from the Michigan Department of Education and reports filed by


Michigan Department of Education Continues to Fail Metro Detroit Students, Parents

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:16 Dec 2019

Michigan Department of Education Continues to Fail Metro Detroit Students, Parents GLEP report card, Reading and SAT scores show Macomb, Oakland, Wayne County schools too often fail to adequately teach, prepare students LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education has


Michigan Department of Education Continues to Fail Grand Traverse Area Students, Parents

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:16 Dec 2019

Michigan Department of Education Continues to Fail Grand Traverse Area Students, Parents GLEP report card, Reading and SAT scores show Grand Traverse Area schools too often fail to adequately teach, prepare students LANSING— The Michigan Department of Education has for