GLEP: Parents and Teachers Deserve an Answer from Whitmer

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:28 Jul 2020

GLEP: Parents and Teachers Deserve an Answer from Whitmer Superintendent Michael Rice says that schools should freeze enrollment LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone today is asking on Governor Whitmer, and legislative Democrats, to answer for


Doctors, scientists, research and data: Get kids back in the classroom

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:27 Jul 2020

This column originally appeared in the Midland Daily News. Classrooms should be open this fall for kids whose parents are comfortable sending them back to school. There’s nothing political about it. It’s the conclusion of researchers and doctors, pediatricians and


State Musn’t Discriminate with COVID-19 Emergency School Funds

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:21 Jul 2020

  The coronavirus did not discriminate based on the kind of schools Michigan kids attend, and neither did the Governor’s executive order shuttering every school building in the state. That’s why the Great Lakes Education Project so strongly opposes a


GLEP Statement on Whitmer, Nessel, Rice Attempt to Withhold Emergency Federal Funding from Michigan Kids

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:7 Jul 2020

GLEP Statement on Whitmer, Nessel, Rice Attempt to Withhold Emergency Federal Funding from Michigan Kids GLEP Strongly Opposes Efforts to Withhold COVID-19 Emergency School Funding from Kids Based on Where They Attend Class LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project Executive


Pediatricians Say Send Michigan Kids Back to School – Will Whitmer Listen?

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:7 Jul 2020

Michigan pediatricians and members of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MIAAP) just delivered groundbreaking news and encouragement to Governor Whitmer and lawmakers, that they safely get students back into the classroom for in-person learning this fall.


State Board of Education Wrong in Push to Skip Student Performance Measurement

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:1 Jul 2020

GLEP Statement: State Board of Education Wrong in Push to Skip Student Performance Measurement GLEP Urges Education Bureaucracy to Focus on Meeting Needs of Students, Not Ducking Accountability LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project Executive Director Beth DeShone provided


Supreme Court Stands up for Students, School Access and Religious Diversity

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:30 Jun 2020

Supreme Court Stands up for Students, School Access and Religious Diversity Decision in Espinoza v Montana Strikes Down Bigoted, Discriminatory State Laws Targeting Religious Minorities   LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project today hailed the decision by the United States


Michigan Pediatricians: Get Kids Back in the Classroom

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:29 Jun 2020

Michigan Pediatricians: Get Kids Back in the Classroom GLEP Praises Science, Data-Backed Guidance from Michigan Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics, Push to Reject One-Size-Fits-All Distancing Requirements LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project today thanked Michigan pediatricians and members


GLEP: Legislature Leads on Safely Getting Kids Back to School

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:23 Jun 2020

GLEP: Legislature Leads on Safely Getting Kids Back to School New School Year Rapidly Approaching, with No Direction Yet from Governor, Advisory Committee, COVID-19 School Task Force  LANSING – The Great Lakes Education Project today thanked members of the state


Getting kids back to school this fall will take leadership and a few bold ideas

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:22 Jun 2020

This column originally appeared in the Traverse City Record Eagle. Folks in Lansing can spend hours pointing fingers over the government’s various responses to the COVID-19 pandemic (just check Twitter), but with Michigan kids’ futures on the line, we’re more