1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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