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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Strategic Budgeting Video Message
Watch this month’s video message and learn how budgeting strategically can positively impact your school. Topics include understanding the “why,” identifying needs and priorities, collaboration and communicating the budget plan
Charter Public School Board Day at the Capitol
Save the date for the annual Charter Public School Board Day at the Capitol! It will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2016 in Lansing. More details to follow
Reminder: Stakeholder Survey
Stakeholders at CMU-authorized charter public schools recently received a survey from the Center. The feedback we receive from this survey is vital to future decisions at the Center. Survey responses are due on March 3. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  
Center Prepares for AdvancED Accreditation Visit 
The Center remains committed to accountability and quality as evidenced through the Center’s voluntary commitment to completing the accreditation program facilitated by AdvancED through the Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers.  Read more
AdviseMI Applications Now Available
MCAN introduced the AdviseMI program this fall to Michigan high schools to assist with the need for college advising for students. For program specifics, requirements and 2016-17 application details, please click here.
Staff Spotlight: Kandy Kalbfleisch Lazell
This month’s staff feature highlights Kandy Kalbfleisch Lazell, a member of the Center’s field operations team.  Read more
CMU CONNECTIONS
Spirit of the Future Scholarships
Eligible graduates of CMU-authorized charter public high schools have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to attend CMU.  Read more
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.  Read more
College of Education and Human Services
Resources and information on programs offered within the College.  Read more
GOOD NEWS IN OUR SCHOOLS
Great Lakes Cyber Student Excels with Business
Great Lakes Cyber Academy student, Tucker Mashue, started Tuck’s Tooques in 2014 and his business has been growing. The business was recently adopted by CMU’s Research Corporation Small Business Accelerator Program.  Read more
Countryside Academy Receives National Wildlife Habitat Designation
Countryside Academy’s Millburg Site recently received the designation of being a certified National Wildlife Habitat. Through a grant the school was able to acquire bird feeders and other required elements to receive the designation.  Read more
EVENTS
MAP Informing Instruction
February 24  |  9 am – 4 pm
CMU Global Campus – East Lansing, MI
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February 25  |  9 am – 4 pm
CMU Global Campus – Southfield, MI
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New Board Member Orientation
February 26  |  Noon – 2 pm
Suburban Collection Showplace – Novi, MI
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Strategic Thinking Map: Part One
March 9  |  6 pm – 8:15 pm
Crowne Plaza Detroit – Novi, MI

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Have an announcement or good news story to share? Email us at Info@TheCenterForCharters.org.
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