Education discussion series enters home stretch; make your voice heard

Michiganians, October is your last chance to discuss K-12 education and reform as part of the Center for Michigan’s townhall series on the topic:

WHEN: Oct. 4, 6: p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: ARISE Detroit, 5555 Conner Ave., Detroit

RSVP: Luther Keith – (313) 921-1955

WHEN: Oct. 16, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Elmhurst Elementary School gym, 2400 Pattengill Ave., Lansing

RSVP: Carolyn Stone –

WHEN: Oct. 22, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Silver Maples (Maple Room), 100 Silver Maples Dr., Chelsea

RSVP: Shawn Personke –

WHEN: Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Sarvis Center, 1231 E. Kearsley St., Flint

RSVP: Community Foundation of Greater Flint – (810) 767-8270

WHEN: Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHERE: Harry L. Wheeler Community Center, 24876 FV Pankow Blvd. Clinton Township

RSVP: Paula Rose – (586) 783-6300

WHEN: Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Skyline Camp and Retreat Center, 5650 Sandhill Rd., Almont

RSVP: Matt Henry – (810) 798-8240

WHEN: Oct. 24, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Parker Middle School, Commons Area, 400 Wright Road, Howell

RSVP: Kim Root --

WHEN: Oct. 25, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Oakland Family Services, 114 Orchard Lake Rd., Pontiac

RSVP: Julie Brenner --

WHEN: Oct. 30, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Automation Alley, Atrium, 2675 Bellingham Dr., Troy

RSVP: Alysia Green --

Citizens unable to attend any of these sessions may still share their views on K-12 education by answering questions via the Center’s online survey. Click here to access the survey, which is anonymous.

CFM Outreach Director Courtney Thompson discusses the K-12 townhall series with Mike Rogers of the Michigan Business Network. 

The Center concludes its listening tour of Michigan this month aimed at collecting the thoughts of 5,000 residents about the future of K-12 education. More than 4,000 residents already have participated in nearly 200 sessions around the state.

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