The author wishes to thank the following people for their generous assistance during the research and preparation of this study:

  • Michael Horn, executive director, Innosight Institute
  • Beverly Knox-Pipes, assistant superintendent, Genesee Intermediate School District
  • Bethany Rayl, assistant superintendent, Clio Area Schools
  • Dan Schultz, senior development and policy advisor,
    Michigan Virtual University
  • Heather Staker, senior research fellow and project manager,
    Innosight Institute
  • Thomas Svitkovich, former superintendent, Genesee Intermediate School District
  • Tom Watkins, educational consultant and former Michigan state superintendent of public instruction

While their contributions to this document were substantial, any errors in the study remain the sole responsibility of the author.