Monthly Archives: February 2012

Education for All

Coinciding with his State of the Union address, President Obama released a Blueprint for An America Built to Last. This blueprint contains several education based initiatives to “give hard-working, responsible American’s a fair shot.” Among these suggestions are: Forging new … Continue reading

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The Budget, A Tool for Equity?

The state budget is the single most powerful expression of the state’s priorities.  Where public taxpayer dollars are spent tells a whole lot about what public programs and services our state-level policymakers think are worth supporting.  And where the state … Continue reading

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Policymakers Need Your Help

The following blog was originally posted by the Michigan After School Partnership. Do you want to see better things happening for more children and families in your community?  Do you know what could be done differently to make things better? … Continue reading

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Taking Advantage of Michigan’s Opportunity

One of the good news pieces in the Michigan 2011 Kids Count Data Book released last week is that the high school dropout rate in the state fell between 2007 (the first year that Michigan went to the new cohort … Continue reading

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