DEARBORN, Michigan – The Dearborn Chamber of Commerce and the Dearborn Public Schools invites the community, business and educators to participate in an upcoming Community Conversation on Wednesday, March 28th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Dearborn Public School Administration Building, 18700 Audette, Dearborn.
In partnership with the Center for Michigan, a nonprofit and nonpartisan “think-and-do” tank located in Ann Arbor, the Chamber and Dearborn Public Schools volunteered to convene a group of 25-50 people for a 90-minute discussion focused on Michigan’s preK-12 education system and student learning.
During the conversation participants will learn more about many of the key issues and choices related to education which impact students within this community. The Center for Michigan will also provide an opportunity for the audience to share success stories about what’s working in local schools to improve student learning.
The conversation will be one of more than 250 structured dialogues taking place in 2012 all across the state. Altogether, the participants will include more than 5,000 local leaders and engaged citizens, including students, parents, job providers, and educators.
As part of a statewide effort, our local conversation will help accomplish four goals:
- Expand the knowledge of students, parents, employers and educators about the education choices facing Michigan today.
- Gather the perspectives and preferences of Michigan residents on major education policy and reform choices under debate in Michigan and around the country.
- Amplify the voices of Michigan residents and press state decision makers to follow participant recommendations on how best to improve students’ prospects for future success.
- Provide participants with options on how to become more involved in improving educational opportunities for students in their own communities.
The Dearborn Chamber of Commerce promotes the best interests of nearly 600 member organizations by enhancing leadership opportunities, connection with prospective customers, endorsement of products and services, increasing sales and saving money.