NEWS FROM THE CENTER

  1. Center Seeking Board Training and Development Coordinator

    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 board training and development coordinator that would be based in our Mt. Pleasant office.
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  2. Center Seeking Strategic Leader for Deputy Director 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 deputy director that would be based in our Mt. Pleasant office.
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  3. Family Spotlight: Williams Family from NexTech High School of Lansing

    Siblings Rachel and Benjamin Williams both made the choice to attend NexTech High School of Lansing (NexTech) and during their time at the school, they have truly left their mark. Rachel, who graduated two years ago received a full-tuition scholarship to Adrian College. When asked about the blended learning model at her high school she shared, “I was really excited about the idea of being able to have more control over the progression of my school work; I could work at my own pace but still rely on teachers to help me when I needed more explanation.” During her time at NexTech, she developed a prom event for the school. It was a great success and NexTech still utilizes the plans she put in place for their prom event.
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  4. 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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  5. FlexTech High School – Novi Shares Insights on Education with Visitors from Kazakhstan

    Recently, FlexTech High School-Novi hosted leaders from a school in Kazakhstan for a discussion on project-based learning and the great opportunities the school provides to its students. Students participated in the panel discussion to share why they feel this educational model is an innovative way to approach learning.
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  6. Students Participate in STEAM Challenge

    Students from West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science participating in Steam Challenge

    Recently, 42 students from West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (WMAES) participated in the first of three events in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Challenge along with two other schools. Hosted at WMAES, the first event asked students to be creative and collaborate while they practiced measuring and recording data. The year will culminate in the students traveling to the Rogue River to test their final devices as they release salmon as part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Salmon in the Classroom program.
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  7. Automotive Engineering Students Meet Bill Ford

    Recently, students from A.G.B.U. Alex and Marie Manoogian School’s automotive engineering class had the opportunity to meet with Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford Motor Company. The meeting at Ford Field was facilitated by the Detroit Economic Club and gave the students the ability to ask Mr. Ford questions regarding the automotive industry.
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  8. CMU List of Uses Policy and Opt-Out Form Available

    State law requires public school academy authorizing bodies to prepare a list of uses or instances that we commonly disclose regarding a student’s directory information. This information means information contained in a student’s education record that would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. In addition, the law provides parents/legal guardians with the opportunity to elect not to have the student’s directory information disclosed for one or more of these uses or instances.
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  9. Distinctive College Prep Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

    Distinctive College Prep, the newest CMU-authorized charter public school, celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony recently. The event was attended by students, parents, school leaders and community members. It was a great event to share the excitement the school has for their students and the community they serve. We were happy to be a part of their celebration and we presented the school with a CMU flag and plaque commemorating the opening of the school.

  10. Staff Spotlight: Jason Mancini

    Jason is responsible for evaluating the impact of state and federal programs on charter public schools and serves as a liaison with governmental agencies, legislative offices, education reform organizations and charter public schools boards. He is a vital part of educating stakeholders on all aspects of charter authorizing and the importance of school choice.
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