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Updated: List of State Board of Ed forums across MI

Members of the State Board of Education have scheduled more of their Education Forums across Michigan. Those who have attended the earlier ones say that they are very interesting and well worth making the time to go. Check out the list to find an upcoming event near you!

Thursday, April 18: Detroit, 4-7 pm.
Education Public Forum: Hosted by Michigan State University College of Education K-12 Outreach – MSU Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. (north of Mack on the east side of Woodward) Contact person: Megan Papoi, MSU College of Education, K-12 Outreach, 517- 884-6856, mpapoi (at) msu.edu

Wednesday, April 24, Traverse City, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Education Forum, West Middle School, 3950 Silver Lake Road, Traverse City, MI. Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Grand Traverse Area, and Traverse City Area Public Schools, Contact: Donna Hornberger, dsh_44 (at) yahoo.com

Monday, April 29, Port Huron, 6-8 p.m.
St. Clair Community College , Room 150, Citizens First Michigan Technical Center, Erie St. and Glenwood Avenue, Port Huron. Contact: Shawn M. Starkey, Executive Director of Public Relations, (810) 989-5767, sstarkey (at) sc4.edu

Monday, May 6, Marquette, 4-6 p.m.
Marquette Regional Education Service Agency, 321 East Ohio Street, Conference Rooms A & B. Hosted by: Upper Peninsula Center for Educational Development. Contact: Deb Asano 906-226-5133, dasano (at) maresa.org. Who should attend? K-12 Educators, administrators, teachers representatives, parents, community, civic organizations and education stakeholders

Thursday, May 9, Grand Rapids, 3-6 p.m.
Grand Rapids Community College, Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center, Room 118/120, 151 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Contact: Kathryn Mullins, Executive Deputy to the President and Board Liaison, 616.234.3908, kmullins (at) grcc.edu

Monday, May 13, Novi, 6-8 pm.
“A Parent’s Guide to Public Education in Michigan” – Novi Middle School, 49000 Eleven Mile Road, Novi, Michigan 48374, Hosted by: Novi Community Schools, Novi Education Association, Farmington Public Schools and the Farmington Education Association. Attended by State Board President John Austin, Board Member Eileen Weiser, Michelle Fecteau and other key local and state stakeholders. Contact: Tom Brenner, 248-449-1500, tbrenner (at) novi.k12.mi.us.

Thursday, May 16, Okemos (Location TBD), 6-7:30 p.m.
Chippewa Middle School, 4000 N. Okemos Rd., Okemos. Sponsored by: Okemos Parent Council Legislative Committee, Michigan Sandbox Party. Contact: Angie Wilson, 517-898-1373, a.trapnell (at) comcast.net

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