1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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.

  6. 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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  7. Staff Certification – Ensure Your School is Following Guidelines


    Having staff with the proper certifications is not only required by law, it is vital to having a successful school. As the school year begins, be sure to approach staff certification with the importance that it deserves.
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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