Education Policy Initiative

The Education Policy Initiative is committed to expanding opportunities for Michigan student success by empowering families with access to a variety of effective educational options. The initiative’s high quality research informs policymakers and the public how greater freedom can drive innovations that will better meet diverse learning needs.

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Latest Articles

Later High School Start Times Should Stay Local Decision

Change by Berkley district cites academic benefit … more

Poll: Mich. Voters Back Tax Benefits for School Choice

Strong majority endorse use of 529 plans to help fund K-12 tuition … more

MDE Overreach a Serious Concern

New rules attack cyber school option for families … more

ISD-Run Special Education at Bottom of the Pack

Michigan only state cited for failing special-needs students … more

A Political Fiction that Won’t Go Away

Candidates wrongly claim state education funds have been cut … more

Higher Taxes Would Offer Little for Ottawa Schools

Millage money more fairly shared, but promises little results … more

Whitmer Education Plan Trips Over Charter Schools

Solutions in search of imagined problems raise questions … more

Study Links Catholic Education and Self-Discipline

Families may have new tool to support private school choices … more