The stakes are higher than ever this fall as the state’s controversial third grade reading law goes into effect - meaning that thousands of children who are a year or more behind in reading at the end of third grade are at risk of having to repeat, an estimated sixfold increase over last year.
What would Michigan’s teachers do differently if they set education policy?
Bridge Magazine wants to know!
We are looking for 25 educators from across the state who teach kindergarten, first, second, or third grade to participate in a two week, moderated conversation in a closed Facebook group about Michigan’s sliding literacy rates and what you think would improve them.
The conversation will be moderated by Bridge Magazine’s Public Engagement Reporter, Alexandra Schmidt, and take place from July 29th to August 9th. Ideas and conversation shared during these two weeks will inform a Bridge story on what teachers think the state should do to improve students’ reading skills.
To apply to participate, fill out the survey below or click on this form. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 14. All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been selected to participate by Friday, June 28.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Alexandra Schmidt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.