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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


Students, Not Systems

Posted by:cpickford Posted On:5 May 2021

Lansing’s public school bureaucracy is at it again. Just days ago, their advocates in the legislature tried to ram through a devastating amendment to the state’s school budget that would have slashed funding for online learners – during a global


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