Starting School and Staying There
Being present in school matters to academic performance for every grade and subject, for every group of children and in every locality. Read Michele’s blog about a new report by Attendance Works that looks at the difference attendance makes to test scores in Michigan and what we need to do about it.
Focusing on Young Children
Michigan’s Children is highlighting four key issues this election season — one being on young children. While our state has made significant strides towards expanding four-year-old preschool, our infants and toddlers continue to lack services they need to begin preschool ready to learn.
2014 Elections: Your Priorities
Michigan’s Children is working to make sure that candidates around the state hear about issues of concern for children, youth and families. We need input on your top priorities this election season. Please take our brief survey to help us better identify issues that candidates in Michigan should be addressing this year. The stakes are high this election year!
We can make change happen. We can use local and state level policy advocacy to improve our communities. By joining us in the fight for public policies made in the best interest of the most challenged children, youth and families; we can ensure that all children have the supports they need to succeed in school and in life.
Michigan’s Children identifies opportunities to influence public policies on behalf of children who face the most challenges in life – children from low-income families; children of color; and children, youth and families shouldering other challenging circumstances. This includes immediate opportunities to influence public policy debates as well as long-term opportunities to shift the conversations taking place in Lansing and Washington, D.C.
Who We Are
Michigan’s Children works to inform you on issues that policymakers are debating and provide active and immediate ways for you to get involved in public policy debates affecting children, youth and their families.