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MI Educator Role in ESSA Implementation


Twenty Michigan teachers will be selected to serve on a key leadership panel to help implement the state’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, under a grant from a national education organization, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced Thursday, May 11.

Members of the panel will participate in virtual meetings with MDE staff and partners to provide feedback on various new programs, policies, and supports related to Michigan’s ESSA plan, submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) on April 17.

They also will help

  • spur interest among teachers in their regions who are interested in contributing to a Michigan Teacher Leader Network designed to ensure teachers have a voice in relevant and emerging education policy issues; 
  • amplify and advertise opportunities for teachers and teacher leaders to participate in surveys, feedback opportunities, focus groups, and other activities convened by the MDE; and
  • act as ambassadors of the #proudMIeducator campaign.

Michigan Teacher Leadership Advisory Council activities will be held outside of school hours to minimize disruption to teaching and learning. Members will be paid a $500 honorarium for the 2017-18 school year.

Teachers may apply at www.michigan.gov/proudmieducator through Friday, June 16 at 5 p.m. Members will be announced in July. 

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