Matt Gillard

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Opinion | Please hold applause until state budget supports most vulnerable

Opinion | Please hold applause until state budget supports most vulnerable

December 25, 2019 | Matt Gillard

After months of square dancing, our state budget fails to highlight the necessary commitment needed to support struggling learners, our most challenged youth, and families impacted by the child welfare system, says the writer of this Guest Commentary.

Opinion | Want my vote? Pay attention to Michiganders too young to vote

Opinion | Want my vote? Pay attention to Michiganders too young to vote

August 28, 2018 | Matt Gillard

Our state fails many of its youngest citizens. Children advocate Matt Gillard has a list of questions we should ask all politicians this fall.

Helping vulnerable children early is key to closing achievement gaps

Helping vulnerable children early is key to closing achievement gaps

September 8, 2015 | Matt Gillard

Research shows that a host of programs, from parental coaching to helping children deal with traumatic environments at home, will help elevate Michigan to a top 10 education state.