Education reform discussion headed for Dexter, Lansing, Pontiac, more

Michiganians from Dexter to Lansing to Pontiac have opportunities in September and October to discuss K-12 education and reform as part of the Center for Michigan’s ongoing townhall series on the topic: 

WHEN: Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Dexter District Library, 3255 Alpine St.  Dexter

RSVP: Daniel Lai, Dexter Patch -- daniel.lai@patch.com or (734) 223-6947

WHEN: Sept. 27, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: East Meeting Room, Novi Public Library, 45255 10 Mile Road, Novi

RSVP: Julie Farkas, Novi Public Library -- (248) 869-7204

WHEN: Oct. 2, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: 735 Forest, Suite 202, Birmingham

RSVP: Deirdre Green -- (248) 633-2288

WHEN: Oct. 11, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Miller Elementary School, 4824 Lois, Dearborn

RSVP: Saada Nassar - (313) 529-6872

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

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

RSVP: Carolyn Stone – Carolyn.stone@lansingschools.net

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

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

RSVP: Shawn Personke – spersonke@silvermaples.org

WHEN: Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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

RSVP: Julie Brenner, jbrenner@ofsfamily.org

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

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

RSVP: Sandra Murphy - (810) 767-3653

WHEN: Oct. 30, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Reschedule of Oct. 11 date.)

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

RSVP: Alysia Green -- greena@automationalley.com

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.

The Center is in the midst of a year-long listening tour of Michigan aimed at collecting the thoughts of 5,000 residents about the future of K-12 education. Approximately 4,000 residents already have participated in nearly 200 sessions around the state.

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