LANSING — Nearly 80% of Michigan public school parents approve of the quality of their child’s education as the new school year gets underway, according to a statewide survey released today by the K-12 Alliance of Michigan.

Conducted by the Glengariff Group, Inc. from August 23–26, 2021, the survey, which sampled 600 parents across the state with children in public schools, also found that:


Educators now urging Michigan Senate to take immediate action and approve bill

LANSING — Michigan school leaders across the state today are applauding the House of Representatives for its passage of a robust 2021–22 School Aid Budget that will provide districts with the funding and guidance they need to remediate the challenges of COVID-19 and help students thrive.

“We appreciate the House leadership putting together a well-crafted budget that, at long last, allocates the entirety of the federal funding to our schools. This budget effectively provides the building blocks on which we will create a robust support system to address…


The K-12 Alliance of Michigan sent a letter to legislators today calling on them to finalize work an a school-aid budget by July 1st. You can read it below.


The K-12 Alliance of Michigan today released the following statement from Mark Greathead, Superintendent of Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools and President of K-12 Alliance, in response to the House’s supplemental plan, which would allocate the remaining, and critically needed, federal COVID-19 relief funding.

“Our schools are going to need every penny they can get to begin remediation efforts to address the many new challenges we face as a result of the pandemic. We are grateful to the House leadership for listening to the needs of our schools and crafting a supplemental plan that will allocate the entirety of the federal COVID-19 relief…


During a “State of Michigan Schools” roundtable today, Superintendents representing nearly 500,000 Michigan students called on Lansing to finish its work in allocating federal stimulus dollars for schools and highlighted the urgent need to pass a 2021–22 School Aid Budget by June 1.

“Educators are grateful for the support lawmakers in Lansing and Washington have continued to provide our schools throughout this pandemic, but there remains an urgent need for lawmakers in Lansing to allocate the remainder of those funds and, just as importantly, pass a 2021–2022 School Aid Budget by June 1st so that we can get to work…


The K-12 Alliance of Michigan today released the following statement from Mark Greathead, Superintendent of Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools and President of K-12 Alliance, in response to $842 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding for schools remaining unappropriated as a result of the latest round of Lansing politics.

“As our elected officials continue to play politics with even the most basic Government functions, we need them to take a step back and think about who they are impacting: our kids. Our students are already working hard to push forward from this pandemic and not a single one of them cares about who…


The K-12 Alliance of Michigan today released the following statement from its Executive Director, Robert McCann, in response to Governor Whitmer’s State of the State Address.

“We appreciate Governor Whitmer’s continued recognition of the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on schools, students and families across the state. While the Governor’s comments during her State of the State are welcome, our schools need talk to quickly turn into action. Educators are relying on leaders from both sides of the aisle to work with us on solutions that actually benefit our students and prioritizes their success at a time that…


The K-12 Alliance of Michigan today released the following statement from Executive Director Robert McCann in response to Michigan House Republicans’ “COVID-19 recovery plan,” which holds $2.1 billion in federal funding for schools hostage unless epidemic powers are taken away from Governor Whitmer.

“Congress worked tirelessly to pass COVID-19 relief funding for schools and intentionally left no discretion to the states on how it is to be used. The Michigan Legislature has only one job as it relates to this funding: allocate it. Holding critical school funding hostage as part of a political squabble goes beyond ugly partisan politics: it…


LANSING, MICH. — The K-12 Alliance of Michigan today released the following statement from Mark Greathead, Superintendent of Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools, located in Woodhaven, Michigan, and President of the K-12 Alliance in response to President Biden’s announcement regarding the safe reopening of schools.

“We applaud President Biden for making K-12 schools a national priority and recognizing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on students, families and staff across the country. We welcome the renewed focus on student success, and we know the President’s leadership will pave the way for schools to begin to recover. Schools have a daunting hill to…


The K-12 Alliance of Michigan today released the following statement from Executive Director Robert McCann in response to Governor Whitmer’s call for schools to resume all in-person learning by March 1st.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, schools have been committed to providing the best, and safest, possible education for students, based on the guidance from medical experts and Governor Whitmer. We have always agreed in-person learning is the best option for students and appreciate Governor Whitmer’s belief in that. To be successful in that, however, now requires broad access to the COVID-19 vaccine for school employees and ensuring there…

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