Category: Press Release

Appalling: State Board of Education Blocks $47 Million Obama-Era Grant for Public School Text Books, Classroom Equipment, School Programs

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:29 May 2019

Board Votes to Block Funds Already Secured by Michigan Department of Ed, Approved by State Lawmakers LANSING—In an appalling attack on Michigan teachers and their students, the Michigan State Board of Education last week voted to block a $47-plus million

Governor Whitmer will fail students

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:7 Mar 2019

Elimination of the state’s early literacy law will be a detriment to Michigan students LANSING, MI – The Great Lakes Education Project Advocacy Director Beth DeShone today issued the following statement on Governor Whitmer’s call to eliminate the state’s 3rd grade

GLEP Endorses in 70 Races for 2018 House and Senate Districts

Posted by:bcarney Posted On:20 Jun 2018

Leading education advocacy group makes campaign endorsements Lansing, MI – The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today announced endorsements for candidates in 70 races for the Michigan House of Representatives and Michigan Senate in 2018. This includes 34 incumbent endorsements.

Jim Barrett Statement

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:7 Mar 2017

March 7, 2017 – Effective today, Gary Naeyaert has resigned his position as Executive Director. GLEP appreciates his nearly four years of leadership and passionate advocacy for school choice, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors. –

GLEP Calls for Closure of 38 Chronically-Failing Schools

Posted by:bdeshone Posted On:23 Jan 2017

Putting students first – and state law – requires closure or restructuring for schools on the “Bottom 5%” list for three consecutive years Lansing, MI – The Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP) today called for closure of 38 chronically-failing public