NEWS FROM THE CENTER

  1. Camp Central Provides STEAM Experience to Seventh Grade Students

    Camp Central for College Candidates is going into its fourth year and will be providing the opportunity for 100 seventh grade students to attend a four-day program in the summer with a focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math. In addition to classroom and lab learning, students experience campus living and explore opportunities for future careers.
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  2. Join the Center’s Team Focused on Public Policy’s Impact on Charter Schools

    The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University is a leader in transforming public education. We envision a diverse and dynamic public education marketplace that fosters academic excellence for all children. We are an innovative, results-oriented organization that values and empowers passionate professionals that are committed to quality and accountability. We are currently hiring for a director of public policy that would be based in our Lansing office.
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  3. Charter School Teacher and Administrator of the Year Finalists Announced

    The Michigan Association of Public School Academies recently announced the finalists for the 2017 Michigan Charter School Teacher and Administrator of the Year awards. The Center would like to congratulate the CMU-authorized charter public schools’ staff members that were given this statewide recognition.
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  4. Central Academy is Designated an International Baccalaureate World School

    The Center would like to congratulate Central Academy on their tremendous accomplishment of being recognized as an International Baccalaureate World School for the Primary Years Program. This designation is for kindergarten through fifth grades.
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  5. Staff Spotlight: Valerie Bailey

    Valerie provides academic support to charter public schools to aid improvement efforts. She has strategic and operational responsibility for oversight of Educational Program Reviews, Quality School Reviews and school support visits for CMU-authorized charter public schools. Valerie also facilitates professional learning opportunities in the area of instructional strategies.
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  6. Is Your School Meeting New Evaluation Requirements?

    Back before the start of the school year, we briefed you on the new state law which requires school boards to have a performance evaluation system in place for their teachers and administrators. Many of the requirements of the law went into effect for this school year, including training, so make sure your school is continuing to meet its statutory obligations.
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  7. Center Seeking Results-Oriented Individual for School Lead Role

    The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University is a leader in transforming public education. We envision a diverse and dynamic public education marketplace that fosters academic excellence for all children. We are an innovative, results-oriented organization that values and empowers passionate professionals that are committed to quality and accountability. We are currently hiring for a school lead in the Detroit area.
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  8. March is Reading Month

    National Reading Month is coming up in March. This is a great opportunity to invite local legislators and other community leaders to visit your school to participate in reading activities with your students. National Reading Month provides an ideal opportunity to showcase your school and its accomplishments.
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  9. Staff Spotlight: Sandy Hryczyk

    Sandy is a team member within the Office of Academic Performance and Accountability.
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  10. U.S. Department of Education Releases Final ESSA Regulations

    On Monday, November 28, the U.S. Department of Education released the final accountability rules for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which provide further guidance for states on how to implement the requirements under the law. Based on the feedback on May’s draft regulations, a number of changes were made. Read More »