Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Local residents contributed to the report with comments at a March 2012 forum.
The Center for Michigan has released a report based on last year's conversations about education held during community meetings across the state, including one in Lake Orion. On Tuesday, the Center published "The Public’s Agenda for Public Education", which represents comments gleaned from more than 250 public meetings and two scientific polls. According to "Message sent: Fix schools, send us the bill", posted Tuesday at bridgemi.com, more than 7,500 Michiganians participated in the initiative. Michigan State University economics professor Charles Ballard said the size of the sampling indicates the report "will be an accurate representation of public opinion on these issues.” It is being shared with state lawmakers. Among the findings …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Lake Orion Community Schools staff and parents participated in an in-depth education conversation on Tuesday night.
Academic calendars, classroom sizes and community involvement were hot topics Tuesday of a community conversation on education, one of hundreds taking place this year across the state of Michigan. This one sought the opinions specifically of Lake Orion area residents. Twenty-four people attended The Future of Education Community Conversation forum at the Orion Township Public Library, offering up their opinions on education-specific topics and responding to questions with clickers that were provided to them. Courtney Thompson outreach director from The Center for Michigan, a think-tank focusing on helping citizens drive important changes in the state, was the presenter at the forum. The center has been leading conversations on education …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Center for Michigan and local education advocates will facilitate a community conversation from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Orion Township Public Library.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Center for Michigan and local education advocates will facilitate a community conversation on Tuesday at the Orion Township Library. Can you be there to join the discussion?
People are passionate about education. Whether they are driven by a love for teaching, a desire to see standardized test scores rise, a push for higher wages for teachers or frustration over diminishing school funding, in nearly every community there is intense interest in education. People have rallied in Lansing, they fill school board meetings, and they write to legislators. They cheer for young people at sporting events and beam when students receive honors at awards ceremonies. Patch is now partnering with The Center for Michigan, a think-tank focusing on helping citizens drive important changes in the state. This year, the center has been leading conversations on education throughout the state. On Tuesday, that conversation takes …