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Education Policy Fellowship Program

EPFP Learning Team Sessions

Each of the Michigan EPFP Fellows participates on a learning team that is created around their learning priorities and objectives. The learning teams are comprised of 4-6 members and they attempt to represent the diversity of the program's participants. The learning teams work as cross boundary groups to explore topics of mutual interest. Each learning team is responsible for developing one of the seminar presentations during the program year. The learning teams use multiple presentation formats, resources and learning styles to address the topic or theme selected by the group's members. Participation on a learning team provides enhanced networking opportunities and the development of collaborative skills. 


March 31, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Kellogg Center, MSU

Session A - Collaborating for Success - Parent Involvement in Policy Advocacy 9am - 12pm


Provide an overview of parent involvement policies and engage the audience in processes that suggest the need/ benefits of parents collaborating with the community for their children’s education.



Session B - Policy Evaluation: Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) Under the Microscope, 1pm - 5pm 


This session will provide a complete review and analysis of the Michigan Merit Curriculum, a rigorous set of statewide graduation requirements meant to ensure that Michigan's high school graduates have the necessary skills to succeed either in postsecondary education or in the workplace. The history, local implementation, research-based outcomes, and proposed changes to the MMC will be discussed in detail. The timing of this discussion is relevant as the MMC is an area of current debate in the Michigan Legislature. 


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