Thursday, May 19, 2011

Michigan Board of Education Comes To Ann Arbor! May 26th

The State Board of Education is coming to our town, and I think it's important for you to give them a piece of your mind.

The State Board of Education will host a series of regional forums across the state over the next month. The forums are designed as listening and discussion sessions on current education conditions, reforms, and the future direction of education in Michigan. Read about the State Board of Education right here

Here's your opportunity to share your thoughts with our Michigan State Board of Education Members. 

According to their press release, "The forums are an opportunity for education stakeholders to meet with State Board of Education members, discuss current education conditions, reform and budget proposals, and the future direction of education in Michigan. All forums are open to the public and participants are invited to make written or oral comments. For more information on the forums please contact: John Austin, State Board of Education President,; or Marilyn Schneider, State Board Executive,"

Thursday, May 26, 4-6 pm: 
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan League
Hussey Room, 911 North University Avenue, Ann Arbor

Other Education Forum Dates and Locations:  
Grand Rapids
Monday, May 23, 4-7 pm, Grand Rapids Community College

DeVos Campus, 415 Fulton Street, Grand Rapids.
On-site contact: Kathy Mullins, GRCC,

Macomb County
Wednesday, May 25, 4-7 pm, Macomb Community College
Center Campus, Professional Development Center, University Center, 44575 Garfield Rd, Clinton Township.

Attendees should report to Assembly Hall.
The closest parking for visitors is in lot 3 or lot 5B as indicated on the campus map:
On-site Contact: Jennifer Anderson, MCC,

An additional Forum will be held in Detroit, details to be determined. 

Mt. Pleasant
Tuesday, June 7, 4-7 pm, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant

Voigtman Family Seminar Room
Room 413, CMU College of Education and Human Services Building.
On-site Contact: Jen Cotter, CMU Development,


  1. OK if I cut and paste a bit for the school newsletter?

  2. Absolutely! I basically cut and pasted from the Michigan State Board of Ed Website, and here's that link too:,1607,7-140--256148--,00.html