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Meet the powerhouse panel for our March 23 Michigan Education Summit

Michigan students are sliding further and further behind their peers nationally. What will it take to improve K-12 education in Michigan? Join us to March 22 to discuss the possibilities.

Don’t miss Solutions Summit: An Educated Michigan, a half-day morning conference on Michigan’s education performance crisis and what to do about it. Co-hosted by Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, the event will feature ideas from education experts and opportunity to share feedback and ask questions on these ideas.

Registration for the event is $25. Reserve your seat todayThis event will also be livestreamed with the technical assistance of WGVU via Facebook live on Bridge’s Facebook page.

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Featured speakers include:

A keynote address and Q&A with Meijer Vice Chairman Mark Murray on education reform.

Education Trust Midwest’s Amber Arellano and Bridge Senior Writer Ron French will discuss the alarming state of K-12 education in Michigan.

Talent 2025’s Kevin Stotts, Education Trust Midwest’s Amber Arellano, Grand Valley State University President and member of Governor Snyder’s 21st Century Education committee Tom Haas, Kalamazoo RESA Superintendent and education reform advocate David Campbell, and Business Leaders for Michigan’s Tim Sowton will discuss what’s being done to address Michigan’s education crisis.

State Board of Education member Eileen Weiser, former Ottawa ISD Superintendent and education advisor to Governor Snyder Karen McPhee, Grand Lakes Education Project’s Beth DeShone, State Representative Daniela Garcia, and Chandra Madafferi, Vice President of the Michigan Education Association will all discuss key issues for Michigan’s education system in 2018 and beyond.

When: Friday, March 23 from 8 am-11:30 am

Location: New Vintage Place in Grand Rapids

Continental breakfast included. Registration fee is $25.

If you require any accommodations as an attendee of these Summits, please contact Engagement Director Amber DeLind.

This Summit is one of four policy conferences the Center and Bridge will be hosting as a kickoff to our 2018 Michigan Truth Tour. These summits will identify and outline potential solutions to the state’s most pressing issues, amplify expert discussion of those public issues, give the audience an opportunity to ask questions of these experts, and set a fact- and data-driven tone for the 2018 statewide elections.

Don’t wait, seating is limited. Reserve your seat today!

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