Mich. Ed. Update – June 5
Mackinac Policy Conference Education Highlights
Last week, leaders from Southeast Michigan and across the state joined together on Mackinac Island for the annual Mackinac Policy Conference hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber. Talent and preparedness took center stage as speakers and panelists addressed the conference pillar, ‘Is Michigan Prepared.’ Highlights of the conference’s focus on public education are below, and more extensive education video coverage may be viewed on YouTube.
“We either go up together, or go down together” Education Keynote – John B. King, Jr. (The Education Trust, fmr. U.S. Secretary of Education)
Power of Collaboration in Education Reform – Doug Rothwell (Business Leaders for Michigan), Amber Arellano (Education Trust-Midwest) & Tom Haas (Grand Valley State University)
Democrat Gubernatorial Candidates on Public Education – Abdul El-Sayed, Shri Thanedar & Gretchen Whitmer
Republican Gubernatorial Candidates on Public Education – Brian Calley, Patrick Colbeck & Bill Schuette
Detroit’s New Era of Collaboration on Education – Mike Duggan (City of Detroit), Sonya Mays (Develop Detroit, Inc.), Mark Schlissel (University of Michigan), Nikolai Vitti (Detroit Public Schools Community District)
Having the Courage to Make Change – John Rakolta, Jr. (Walbridge)
Joint House and Senate Conference Committees will meet on the FY19 state budget next week, with adoption by each chamber expected this month. For a full schedule of conference committee hearings, click here.
- Education panel: Schools must collaborate more with business community – Jennifer Chambers, The Detroit News
- Amber Arellano joins Guy Gordon on her way to Mackinac Island – Guy Gordon, WJR 760am
- Detroit schools chief Vitti: Detroit children treated ‘second class’ – Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press
- Governor candidates ofer starkly different economic approaches at Mackinac debate – Chad Livengood, Crain’s Detroit Business
- Driven by Common Core Rigor, States Are Raising Proficiency Bar for Reading and Math, New Report Finds – Kate Stringer, The 74