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For Michigan to truly be a place that supports all students’ needs and where every student has the opportunity to succeed, we need to make sure our collective voices are heard. Learn more about our efforts to close the opportunity and achievement gaps among Michigan’s students. Together, we can move toward our goal of making Michigan a national leader in public education, where all children achieve at high levels, regardless of race, gender, disability, family income, native language or geography.

FY 2025 School Aid Budget Builds Upon Historic School Funding Progress for Students who are Underserved

June 27, 2024|News|

State leaders propose historic funding again in FY 25 for English Learners, while supporting greater investment for students from low-income backgrounds DETROIT (June 27, 2024) – Amid a tight budget cycle, The Michigan Partnership for Equity and Opportunity (MPEO) coalition applauded investments in the proposed FY 2025 School Aid budget that built upon historic school funding wins for students who are the [...]

Testimony before the House Education Committee on Dyslexia

June 11, 2024|Testimony|

Good morning, Representatives, and thank you for allowing me to testify in favor of Senate Bills 567 and 568. My name is Ben Locke, and I’m the Michigan Executive Director of Teach Plus, an education nonprofit that seeks to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and [...]

Testimony before the House Education Committee on Dyslexia

June 11, 2024|Testimony|

Good afternoon chair and members of the committee. My name is Rebecca Irby, I am the founder and President of PEAC Institute, an NGO in special consulting status at the United Nations and winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize as a coalition member of ICAN International. I am also the director of Transformational Change at New Detroit, A [...]

Speaker Tate Shares that More Funding for the Opportunity Index is a Priority for the House

June 5, 2024|Advocacy|

Last week in an interview with MIRS News, Michigan Speaker of the House Joe Tate shared that one of his top priorities is putting together a strong budget, which includes increasing investments for students who are the most underserved through the Opportunity Index. The Opportunity Index, a new school funding formula approved by the legislature last year, provides additional [...]

Michigan Partnership for Equity and Opportunity Members Advocate for Fair Funding for Michigan’s Students with the Greatest Needs at Second Annual Advocacy Day

April 30, 2024|Advocacy|

Ensuring that students who are underserved, including those who are multi-lingual learners, is a priority that hits home for many, including Adnoris “Bo” Torres who migrated from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, to Battle Creek, Michigan at the age of nine. Those who struggle in areas such as language accessibility, many times do so because of a lack of school funding and [...]

Statement by the Michigan Partnership for Equity and Opportunity on the budget recommendations from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on PreK-12

April 16, 2024|News|

This is a statement on behalf of the Michigan Partnership for Equity and Opportunity on the budget recommendations from the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on PreK-12: The Michigan Partnership for Equity and Opportunity (MPEO) coalition today applauded Sen. Darrin Camilleri and members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on PreK-12 for their continued leadership in championing systemic school funding change while [...]

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