Category: Newsletter

Legislature Answers the Bell, Increases Funding for Michigan Students

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:17 Sep 2019

Last week the Michigan House and Senate announced plans to increase the state’s per-pupil school funding by up to $240 per student. The nearly $400 million budget jump for Michigan’s schools is great news for public school teachers and for

Promote 529s that Cover K-12 Education, Invest in Michigan Schools

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:4 Sep 2019

The summer is now squarely in the rearview mirror and schools everywhere are back in session.  For parents, it can be a relief getting the kids back to class – and getting all of those back-to-school preparations knocked off the

State Dept. of Ed Brags: ‘We’re Breaking the Law!’

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:19 Aug 2019

New teachers, exciting classrooms, fresh school supplies.  Students across Michigan have already begun heading back to school!  It’s an exciting time of year for students, teachers and parents. Unfortunately, parents who’ve been counting on action this summer from the Michigan

New State Superintendent Takes Job, Up to 3 Off-Days Per Week

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:5 Aug 2019

At GLEP, we are fighting to give students innovative options in the classroom, our great public school teachers the resources they need, and voters the accountability from state policymakers they deserve. To that end, we hope you’ll join us raising

Welcome to ChangeEd

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:26 Jul 2019

Welcome to changeEd, the new regular newsletter of the Great Lakes Education Project. At GLEP, we are laser focused on delivering results for Michigan students. That means innovating at the state Capitol and in school districts across Michigan to boost student

This Week & Next (3/3/17)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:3 Mar 2017

Trump pushes school choice to Congress On Tuesday, during his first formal address to Congress, President Trump (R) joined previous Presidents George W. Bush (R) and Barack Obama (D) when he identified education as the “civil rights issue of our

This Week & Next (02/24/17)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:24 Feb 2017

Governor Delays Action on Failing Schools Yesterday, Governor Rick Synder put out a press release announcing that the State Reform Office, run by Natasha Baker, would be postponing until May any formal announcements about the fate of the 38 schools

This Week & Next (2/17/17)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:17 Feb 2017

Legislative subcommittees start FY ’18 school aid budget work Both the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on School Aid held initial hearings this week to discuss the Governor’s proposed $14.3 billion School Aid Budget for FY ’18.  As mentioned last

This Week & Next (2/10/17)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:10 Feb 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Takes the Helm On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted 51-50 to confirm Betsy DeVos as the next U.S. Education Secretary. All GOP members (except 2) voted YES and all DEM members vote NO, requiring Vice President

This Week & Next (Feb 3, 2017)

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:3 Feb 2017

Betsy DeVos Confirmed by U.S. Senate HELP Committee On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as the next U.S. Education Secretary on a straight-party 12-11 vote. Having all GOP members