Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Supports Education Initiative

$500,000 grant announced in December

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation is continuing its support of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy with a $500,000 grant for education policy.

The gift will be used to help provide scientific research and information needed to create policies that improve schooling in Michigan.

Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman was quoted in the Midland Daily News as saying, “The Mackinac Center is honored to partner with the foundation to develop policies that bring expanded options and greater accountability to public education."

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Past support from the Foundation helped the Mackinac Center create the elementary/middle school and high school Context and Performance Report Cards to assess how well or poorly schools are doing. The reporting system, which the Center will encourage lawmakers to incorporate into its rubric, considers students’ socio-economic backgrounds and performance growth.

Read the full article in the Midland Daily News.

Learn more about the grant.

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