Snyder, Flanagan Address Cyber Charter School Legislation
Governor Rick Snyder and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan today said that the student enrollment cap for cyber schools contained in Senate Bill 619 clearly is the Legislature’s intent and will be enforced. The bill, which allows for a phased-in expansion in the number of cyber schools, was approved by lawmakers on Wednesday.
Hunger Doesn’t Take A Summer Vacation
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is looking for community sponsors to run summer food programs to prevent more than 552,000 children in Michigan from going hungry when school lunchrooms close for the summer.
Student “Letters About Literature” Writers Win Accolades and National Awards!
On May 10, 2011, the Michigan Center for the Book announced Michigan’s award winners and finalists for the national Letters about Literature contest.
Letters about Literature is an annual contest sponsored by the National Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. In the program, young readers write letters to authors, living or dead, describing how the authors’ work changed their lives. Students participate through classroom activities or individually. Target is the sponsor for the Letters about Literature program.