January 19, 2017 | Amber Arellano
Michigan is already far behind leading states. So why is the state considering measures that reduce accountability and funding while making it harder for parents to get honest information on school performance?
The state must hold charter school authorizers accountable when their schools persistently underperform, a responsibility that leading education states take more seriously
May 21, 2015 | Amber Arellano
Michigan’s African-American and white students are performing dismally compared with their demographic peers across the country. We must adopt bold strategies that are working in leading states.
March 26, 2015 | Amber Arellano
The Michigan Department of Education is being pressured to avoid using achievement gap data in its state rankings of schools. If we are to improve academic success for our most vulnerable students, the state must resist such pressure.
It makes little sense to expect that Michigan students will meet more rigorous college- and career-ready standards without supporting teachers in implementing them and measuring whether students get there.