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Detroit News Shares Center’s Message of Authorizer Accountability
The Detroit News recently published an op-ed authored by Cindy Schumacher, the Center’s executive director. The op-ed focused on the charter authorizer accreditation process and the role it plays in holding charter authorizers accountable.  Read more
Board Members Invited to Share Story at State Capitol
The 3rd annual Charter Public School Board Member Day at the Capitol is coming up on Tuesday, May 3. This is a great opportunity, hosted by the Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers, to share the importance of school choice at the state capitol. Ensure that state legislators know the education your charter public school provides is vital to your students, register today. 
Celebrate National Charter Schools Week in May
The annual National Charter Schools Week is a great outlet to celebrate your school and share your story with the community. This year the weeklong celebration will be May 1-7. For resources and ideas on how to join in the celebration, click here.
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
Kids Helping Kids – CMU Schools Provide Assistance to Flint
The amount of assistance provided to Flint recently has been tremendous. Students from CMU-authorized charter public schools have stepped up to help those in need of water and other resources. Click here for pictures and highlights from our schools’ efforts. 
Charyl Stockwell Recognized as GRAMMY Signature School
The GRAMMY Foundation recognized Charyl Stockwell Preparatory Academy High School as one of their GRAMMY Signature Schools for 2016. They are the only school in Michigan, and one of 13 high schools in the nation, to receive this designation.  Read more
Strategic Thinking Map: Part Two
April 14  |  6 pm – 8:15 pm
Crowne Plaza Detroit – Novi, MI

Student Growth Measure Webinar
April 26  |  7 pm – 8 pm

April 29   |  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
New Board Member Orientation
May 6  |  Noon – 2 pm
Crowne Plaza – Lansing, MI

May 20   |  Noon – 2 pm
Westin Southfield Detroit – Southfield, MI

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