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Whitmer expands access to statewide preschool program

BY: - June 8, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her plan to increase funding for the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP), the state-funded preschool program for four-year-old children.  “The investments announced today provide access to all eligible children and will help narrow the achievement gap between high-income and low-income students,” Whitmer said Tuesday. Currently, the program has only been able […]

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Column: Here’s what schools need during COVID-19 and beyond

BY: - August 3, 2020

As we begin to reimagine K-12 education in a post-COVID-19 world, it is imperative we use research to guide our decisions to help all students achieve and succeed. Just as research should inform public health policy, it should guide our decisions as we enter a new normal that could include in-person learning, remote learning or […]

From diapers to doctorates: How Whitmer’s budget expands support for all stages of education

BY: - February 7, 2020

Improving the quality and affordability of education in Michigan has been a top priority for Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who’s rolled out a budget proposal to that end. The governor’s Fiscal Year 2021 plan released Thursday offers $15.9 billion investment for the School Aid budget — a 4.9% increase from last year.  Michigan hasn’t seen […]