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Education Trust Midwest

The Education Trust-Midwest works for the high academic achievement of all Michigan’s students, pre-kindergarten through college. Its goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement for all children, particularly those from low-income families or who are African American, Latino or American Indian. As a nonpartisan, data-driven education policy, research and advocacy organization, the organization is focused first and foremost on doing what is right for Michigan children, working alongside partners to raise the quality of teaching and learning in public schools.


Supporting Parents and Community-Based Organizations: Education Trust Midwest will work with Detroit Parent Network to develop family-focused materials that explain the new third grade reading law in Michigan, its potential consequences, and the educational supports/rights of students who are retained. Local in-person gatherings will be conducted to support families. In addition, an online portal will be developed for the benefit of parents across Michigan.