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.

Principles and Recommendations to Make Michigan a Top 10 Education State

September 25, 2023|Advocacy, News|

The Michigan Partnership for Equity and Opportunity (MPEO) is a diverse statewide coalition focused on advancing opportunity and improving learning outcomes for all of Michigan’s students, particularly those who are the most underserved, including Black, Latino, and Arab-American children, those living in concentrated poverty and rural districts, students with disabilities, and multilingual learners. MPEO envisions that Michigan will be [...]

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Gaby Cordova, Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

September 22, 2023|Advocacy, News|

Editor's note: Annually, September 15 – October 15 serves as Hispanic Heritage Month, providing a time to pay tribute to the many contributions, cultures and histories of American Latinos who have influenced and enriched our nation. Throughout the month we are spotlighting members from the Michigan Partnership for Equity and Opportunity – a diverse statewide coalition of leaders and [...]

Michigan Makes History as it Joins Nation’s Leaders in Investing More in Districts Facing Concentrated Poverty

June 28, 2023|Advocacy, News|

New School Funding “Opportunity Index” Makes Michigan Among First Ten States in the U.S. for Innovation in Investing in Public School Districts Based on Poverty Level; New State Budget Also Makes Important Immediate Investments in Students Who Qualify for At-Risk Funding, English Learners and Students with Disabilities Statement by members of the Michigan Partnership for Equity and Opportunity coalition [...]

Opinion | Michigan’s education proposals show progress; more is needed

May 8, 2023|News|

For the first time in Michigan history, state Senate leaders are proposing to create a much fairer school funding formula that would rightfully consider the concentration of poverty in individual school districts across the state, from the Upper Peninsula to the Indiana border. If passed, the Senate proposal — combined with state House leaders’ proposal to make a significant [...]

Michigan Senate Joins State House in Unveiling Historic Budget Proposals

May 5, 2023|Advocacy, News|

For the first time in Michigan’s history, state Senate leaders are proposing to create a much fairer school funding formula while making significant investments in public education. The transformation would be significant, especially for students who have long been impacted by education inequities – children from low-income backgrounds, Black, Latino and Arab-American students, rural students, English Learners, students with disabilities [...]

MPEO members join forces in Lansing for a day of advocacy

May 3, 2023|Advocacy|

Alice Thompson, one of the three chairs of The Michigan Partnership for Equity and Opportunity (MPEO), believes that the coalition’s advocacy work is making a difference for Michigan’s students who are the most underserved. Their efforts are opening doors to inspiring conversations with policymakers, while helping to build their knowledge about strategies that leading states practice to close opportunity gaps [...]

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