MAY 22, 2013
Call To Action!!! CALL BEFORE FRIDAY!
The standards are being discussed by both chambers as they review the 2014 budget for the Michigan Department of Education. Language has been introduced in both chambers to impede or prevent implementation of the Common Core.
Contact your legislators NOW to insist that they not include language that impedes implementation of the Common Core State Standards!
MAY 7, 2013
MLive: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder backs Common Core school standards blocked in GOP budget bills
Read MLive article
MAY 6, 2013
Governor Snyder Tweets Support of Common Core
@onetoughnerd Gov Snyder: "The Common Core is a good thing. We need to stand up for it and make that clear.
MAY 3, 2013
Business Leaders for Michigan Support Common Core State Standards
Read letter to the Michigan Legislature from Business Leaders for Michigan indicating support of the Common Core State Standards
MAY 3, 2013
The Education Trust–Midwest Releases Statement on Common Core
Read Strong business and education support for Common Core in Michigan
The Teacher that Changed My Life
Essay Contest — March 15-September 30, 2013
Southeast Michigan elementary, middle and high school students from public and private institutions are invited to write a short essay describing the teacher who inspired them and changed their life. Contest entries should highlight how the teacher influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them.
The winning teacher and their one special guest will be awarded by Cadillac Travel Group of Southfield, a 4 or 5 night cruise in an ocean view stateroom on a Royal Caribbean cruise ships. The prize also includes round-trip airfare, taxes, gratuities and transfers for winner and guest, to the cruise ship port city.
The student who writes the winning essay will receive an i-Pad.
May 17, 2013
National PTA Donates Kindles To 85 PTAs
Congratulations To Our Michigan Recipients!
This year, 85 PTAs will receive 10 Kindles each to implement the PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle. We want to say a special congratulations to the Michigan recipients! These recipients are:
- River Oaks Elementary PTA - Dearborn Heights
- Bradford Academy PTA - Southfield
Congratulations to the 2013 State Level Reflections Winners!
"The Magic of a Moment"
View Complete List of Winners
We Had a Great Time On Site at the
Michigan PTA 95th Annual Convention
2013-2015 Michigan PTA President
2013-2015 President Elect
Vice President for Children's Advocacy
Vice President for Outreach and Support
Region F Director
Many Thanks to...
for her hard work, commitment and passion over the past two years!
APRIL 16, 2013
State Board of Education Announces More Forums to Discuss Public Education
Forums are planned in Detroit (April 18), Traverse City (April 24), Port Hurom (April 29), Marquette (May 6), Grand Rapids (May 9), Novi (May 13), Okemos (May 16)
Read News Release
MARCH 4, 2013
Impact of Sequestration on Local School Districts
A Comment from the Michigan Department of Education:
Local school districts are wondering what the impact of the federal sequestration will mean to their federal funding revenues. Various sources project the impact on education to be 4.8% to 5.4 % in federal program reductions. The fact is, at this time, the Michigan Department of Education has not received definitive information on the ultimate reductions of federal funding at the state and district levels.
Once the United States Department of Education provides information to the states that include the sequester reductions at the program level for the 2013-2014 school year, the Michigan Department of Education will provide reasonable estimates to local districts as soon as possible.