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


Self-Contradictory Levin Center Report Challenges State University Autonomy

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:26 Feb 2020

Report Ignores Public Charter School Accountability Standards that Outpace Traditional Schools while Pushing to Limit Independence of State Universities LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Chairman Jim Barrett today challenged the Levin Center at Wayne State University to reverse course


MDE Quietly Publishes Data It Claims It Needs for A-F Report Cards – But Still Refuses to Produce A-F Report Cards

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:24 Feb 2020

175 Days and Counting – Michigan Department of Education Actively Breaking Michigan Law to Hide School Performance Measures from Parents LANSING – The Michigan Department of Education has for more than 175 consecutive days broken the state’s reporting law, failing


Parents wait for Whitmer to follow the law

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:24 Feb 2020

This column originally appeared in The Alpena News. More than 175 days and just about as many excuses. That’s what currently stands between the Michigan Department of Education, where state officials are actively hiding school performance data, and Michigan parents


Another Budget, Another Fight for Fair Funding

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:17 Feb 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has presented her budget for fiscal year 2021, and public school students who need help the most find themselves – once again – in the governor’s crosshairs. The governor’s proposal made big headlines for offering to reimburse