Whitmer Slashes $155 Million in Education Funding for Struggling Readers

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:14 Jul 2021

Whitmer Slashes $155 Million in Education Funding for Struggling Readers  Governor Targets Elementary School Kids Who Need Help the Most by Cutting Bipartisan Reading Scholarship Program LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) Executive Director Beth DeShone provided the following


Whitmer to Kids: ‘Masks are Back’

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:12 Jul 2021

Students are on summer vacation, but Governor Gretchen Whitmer and bureaucrats are already figuring out ways to make heading back to school this fall more difficult. The Governor and her health department recently published new, formal recommendations that school districts


Groundbreaking: Senate Votes to Put Kids First, Increasing School Funding to Eliminate the Public School Per-Pupil Funding Gap

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:30 Jun 2021

Groundbreaking: Senate Votes to Put Kids First, Increasing School Funding to Eliminate the Public School Per-Pupil Funding Gap Senate Budget Treats Students Equitably in Foundation Allowance, No Matter Where They Go to School, Funds Reading Scholarships  LANSING –The Great Lakes


Helping Struggling Readers, and Fully Funding Every Student

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:29 Jun 2021

Michigan’s 3rd Grade Reading law was written, approved by the legislature, and signed by the previous Governor because evidence and experience shows it’s an approach with remarkable benefits for kids – benefits that can improve the entire trajectory of their


Whitmer Flat Wrong to Push Healthy Kids to Wear Masks in 2021-2022 School Year

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:25 Jun 2021

Whitmer Flat Wrong to Push Healthy Kids to Wear Masks in 2021-2022 School Year LANSING – Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) Executive Director Beth DeShone offered the following response today to new recommendations from Governor Gretchen Whitmer that elementary school


Decades in the Making: House Puts Kids First, Increasing School Funding to Eliminate the Public School Per-Pupil Funding Gap

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:24 Jun 2021

Decades in the Making: House Puts Kids First, Increasing School Funding to Eliminate the Public School Per-Pupil Funding Gap House School Aid Budget Treats Students Fairly, Equitably in Foundation Allowance, No Matter Where They Go to School  LANSING –The Great


A Special Election on the Horizon, and our Kids’ Rights on the Line

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:15 Jun 2021

Every day in Lansing, the Great Lakes Education Project interacts and works with plenty of men and women who talk a good game, and fewer who really walk the walk. Pam Hornberger is that kind of fighter. Pam’s spent the


Great Lakes Education Project Proudly Endorses Pam Hornberger for State Senate in Special Election

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:2 Jun 2021

Great Lakes Education Project Proudly Endorses Pam Hornberger for State Senate in Special Election  Champion for Kids Wins Backing of Bi-Partisan Group Fighting to Deliver Quality Choices in Public Education for All Michigan Students  LANSING –The Great Lakes Education Project


Opinion: COVID funding should focus on students, not systems

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:24 May 2021

This op-ed originally appeared in the Record Eagle. Pop quiz for parents and guardians: How much new money was pumped into Michigan public schools over the last year to help them adjust to education during a global pandemic? According to


Michigan School Bureaucrats Ignore Federal Guidance, Try to Hide Learning Loss

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:17 May 2021

A few local public-school bureaucracies in Michigan don’t want you to know how badly they may have failed your kids. At the same time, they’re forcing parents to jump through hoops to get their kids evaluated. President Joe Biden’s administration