A little more than two years ago, Amber Arellano and her colleagues at Education Trust-Midwest set up shop in southeast Michigan to take on the devastating educational achievement gap in Michigan – the state’s low-income eighth-graders ranked behind low-income students in 46 states on the national math exam, and higher-income eighth-graders trailed similar students in 37 states.
Improve the health and well-being of children and families made vulnerable due to immigration status by strengthening judicial leadership and decision making and promoting improved collaborations between courts and community-based organizations that service immigrant families
Engage and spur municipal and city leadership and build a national movement around early childhood systems development and implementation through the provision of technical assistance that builds upon key lessons around effective educational alignment for young children
Kim Carter, superintendent of Battle Creek Public Schools, and La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, announce their commitment to improve student academic achievement.