Another Anti-Science School Shutdown

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:19 Apr 2021

The last time Governor Whitmer suggested closing things for a few weeks, her lockdown lasted more than a year. That’s why we were so concerned when the Governor suggested closing schools again just as the spring assessment window opens, with


GLEP: Whitmer Push to Close Safely Open Schools Wrong Move for Students

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:9 Apr 2021

GLEP: Whitmer Push to Close Safely Open Schools Wrong Move for Students  LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following statement today in response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s request that high schools close their doors


Spring Break in Lansing

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:6 Apr 2021

Lansing was as quiet last week as hundreds of closed public school buildings have been since Governor Whitmer ordered them shuttered last March. The state legislature is on spring recess, for legislators and staff to be at home (or on


Delivering for Kids, Even if Whitmer Vetoes Their Funding

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:22 Mar 2021

Late last week, the Michigan Senate followed the House’s lead and passed bipartisan school funding bills to help meet the needs of Michigan kids. It was an important move. It’s just a tragedy they even had to act. Earlier this


State House Delivers Message to Whitmer: Vetoing COVID Funding for Schools Hurts Michigan Kids

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:11 Mar 2021

State House Delivers Message to Whitmer: Vetoing COVID Funding for Schools Hurts Michigan Kids House Again Approves $87 Million in School Relief Funding, $10 Million for Summer School Programs LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone this


Whitmer orders behind “youth despair” crisis

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:8 Mar 2021

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s order last March to close school buildings across the state has had a devastating impact on student performance. At the end of February, as we rapidly approach the one-year anniversary of classroom closures, 125 school districts remained


Lansing-Area Public School Educator Amy Dunlap Named Education Champion of the Month

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:1 Mar 2021

Lansing-Area Public School Educator Amy Dunlap Named Education Champion of the Month   Amy Dunlap Honored for Her Work with Students, Advocacy for Online Learners During Coronavirus Pandemic  LANSING –The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today celebrated Amy Dunlap, an


Governor Whitmer Just Slashed Funding for Online Learning

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:22 Feb 2021

It wasn’t a surprise, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an outrage. Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer presented her annual budget, asking lawmakers to back her priorities and to spend billions in federal COVID relief funding. In a brazen move


Whitmer Slashes Funding for Public School Teachers, Students Learning Online

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:11 Feb 2021

Whitmer Slashes Funding for Public School Teachers, Students Learning Online  Governor Eviscerates Funding for Online Public School Learners during Pandemic, after Locking School Buildings, Forcing Students Online  LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following


Filing: MDE “Waiver” Ask an Attempt to Hide Data from Parents, Teachers

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:10 Feb 2021

Filing: MDE “Waiver” Ask an Attempt to Hide Data from Parents, Teachers – Will Hurt Poor, Minority Students Most  Great Lakes Education Project Files Public Comment with Michigan Department of Education Asking It to Immediately Rescind Request   LANSING – The