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Executive Director Testifies at Senate Hearing
Cindy Schumacher, the Center’s Executive Director, recently testified at a Senate Education Committee hearing. The Center was called on to share best practices and details of its charter reauthorization process.  Read more
Charter School Educator Award Available 
Thanks to generous partnerships on campus, CMU is able to offer 50 percent tuition assistance for eligible educators and school leaders working at a CMU-authorized charter public school. Since 2013, the Charter School Educator Award has been made available on an annual basis to individuals interested in pursuing a graduate degree in eligible programs through CMU’s College of Education and Human Services.  Read more
Celebration of National School Choice Week 
The week of January 24-January 30 is National School Choice Week! Looking for resources that provide some ideas for ways your school can celebrate? Click here.
January is School Board Appreciation Month
This month we officially extend ours thanks to the dedicated board members of the CMU-authorized charter public schools! Please know, though, that the Center is appreciative and grateful throughout the entire year of the time and service committed to the students of the schools you represent.
Spirit of the Future Scholarships
Eligible graduates of CMU-authorized charter public high schools have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to attend CMU.
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Charter School Educator Award
Eligible educators and school leaders at CMU-authorized charter public schools can receive 50 percent tuition assistance for eligible graduate programs at CMU.
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College of Education and Human Services
Resources and information on programs offered within the College.
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Parents at Flagship Charter Academy have a great opportunity to get more involved in their student’s learning through the school’s parent university classes. This was the second class in the four part series and parents learned about instructional strategies to assist their children with understanding content using Flagship’s curricular tools.  Read more
Charter school advocates from across the state came to Lansing last month to share their stories with state legislators. CMU-authorized schools and the Center were well represented at the event sponsored by the Michigan Association of Public School Academies.  Read more
Strategic Budgeting
January 26  |  6 pm – 8:15 pm
Crowne Plaza Lansing West – Lansing, MI

January 28  |  6 pm – 8:15 pm
Crowne Plaza Detroit Novi – Novi, MI
Business Managers’ Roundtable
January 28  |  10:45 am – 2 pm
Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel – Novi, MI
New Board Member Orientation
February 26  |  Noon – 2 pm
Suburban Collection Showplace – Novi, MI
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