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Join Bridge Lunch Break about Michigan’s teacher staffing issues and solutions

September lunch break

Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us for our monthly Bridge Lunch Break series on Wednesday, September 28. This time around, we'll discuss the current teacher staffing challenges in Michigan’s K-12 schools and potential solutions to this issue.

Joining the conversation: Christina Gibson, superintendent of Eastpointe Community Schools; Kendra Hearn, associate dean of Undergraduate Education & Educator Preparation in the University of Michigan School of Education; Tara Kilbride, assistant director for Research at Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative; and Micky Savage, director of Human Resources & Labor Relations for Grand Rapids Public Schools.


Bridge Michigan education reporter Isabel Lohman will moderate the hour-long discussion from noon to 1 p.m.

Fill out our Lunch Break registration form to receive a calendar invitation, Zoom link to the event and an opportunity to submit questions to guest speakers. 

Pull up a chair, grab your lunch and join us for this interesting and interactive discussion.

Bridge’s monthly Lunch Break series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous discussions included August’s primary election results, youth mental health in Michigan, Bridge’s 10th anniversary, COVID mandates and K-12 education, Michigan’s elder caregiving crisis, and Michigan’s new redistricting maps


How to join this live Zoom discussion

Please complete this form, to receive the link via a Google Calendar invitation and pre-submit your questions to our team.


To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video. Zoom is free to use. The video call function is available on your computer, tablet or smartphone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

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We look forward to talking with you on September 28!

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