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Education Policy Fellowship Program

EPFP Learning Team Sessions

March 30, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

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.

Session A - Education as a Business,  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Purpose:  This session is designed to create an education model that utilizes the benefits of a business model to improve student achievement and ultimately produce contributing members of society. Education as a business, at a minimum, develops educational franchises that provide consistency of academic delivery to each and every Michigan student.

Session B - Updating School Funding,  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Purpose: This session will have a multifaceted approach on issues surrounding school funding. The focus will be on the different funding streams (federal, state, and local), historical events (Proposal A) and current fiscal issues impacting education. Expert speakers will contribute to the presentation and panel discussion covering healthcare and retirement costs, inequity of salaries and benefits, consolidation of services which impact school budgets.


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