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Launch Michigan

Launch Michigan is a partnership of business, education, labor, philanthropy, and civic leaders, as well as parents, who care deeply about education and Michigan's collective future.

Launch Michigan team members have chosen three simple core priorities to underlie all its work: (i) preparing graduates, (ii) ensuring rapid improvement, and (iii) closing equity gaps.  During the first phase of its work, Launch Michigan plans to focus on boosting elementary literacy and providing all children with the great teachers they deserve.

To learn more about Launch Michigan, please visit www.LaunchMichigan.org.

Full List of Recommendations: https://www.launchmichigan.org/full-recommendations/

Read the Phase 1 Report

FAQs Phase 1

Michigan School Finance at the Crossroads

Michigan State University's report, Michigan School Finance at the Crossroads: A Quarter Century of State Control provides a broad analysis of the state’s K-12 school finance, and advances a clear set of recommendations for achieving adequate funding. 

School Administrator Certification and Chief Business Officials

School Finance Research Collaborative

Top Michigan business leaders and education experts announced the results of Michigan’s first truly comprehensive school adequacy study. Commissioned by the School Finance Research Collaborative, the study is the first of its kind to determine the true cost of student achievement in Michigan. The broad-based, diverse and bipartisan Collaborative, representing all corners of Michigan, formed in 2016 to examine the way we fund schools in Michigan so all students can succeed.

Studies of School Funding



MDE Memos


Fund Balance

Records Retention Info

Student Fees


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Michigan School Business Officials
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