Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Parents, teachers, school administrators and other community members participate in a conversation Tuesday night led by the Center for Michigan.
More than 25 members of the Ferndale community chimed in on issues ranging from state funding of public schools, teacher accountability and school support needs on Tuesday evening at a "community conversation" led by the Center for Michigan. The Center for Michigan, a think-tank based in Ann Arbor that helps citizens drive important changes in the state, has been leading conversations on education throughout Michigan. The forum on Tuesday night at the Ferndale Public Library was co-hosted by the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce along with the library, Ferndale Schools and CLEAR education advocacy group. Participants in the forum, which included parents, school board members, principals and other administrators, weighed in on education …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
"Our pledge is that you will learn something and that your voice will be heard," said John Bebow of the Center for Michigan, which is leading a 'community conversation' on K-12 education at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferndale Public Library.
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Center for Michigan, Ferndale Area Chamber and Ferndale Public Library will host a 'community conversation' on Pre-K through 12 education on May 8.
Whether they are driven by a love for teaching, a desire to see standardized test scores rise, a push for higher wages for teachers or frustration over diminishing school funding, people get passionate about education. Residents have rallied in Lansing, they fill school board meetings and they write to legislators. They also cheer for young people at sporting events and beam when kids receive honors at awards ceremonies. The Center for Michigan, a think-tank focusing on helping citizens drive important changes in the state, has been leading conversations on education throughout the state, and Patch has been partnering with the center to continue these conversations with communities after the forums are over. On Tuesday, May 8, a forum …