One of the State Board of Education’s top priority goal is to “Re-Imagine the pre-K-12 educational system in Michigan that will lead to the State Board’s expectations for student achievement.”
The Michigan Department of Education is in the process of developing over the next nine months a plan to ReImagine Michigan’s educational system to meet the needs and challenges of this 21st Century global knowledge economy.
“We must set our goals high and challenge every student to surpass them,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan said. “We have to get out of this old way of thinking and create a ‘New Normal’.”
President Obama expressed in his Inaugural Address: “The ground is shifted beneath us… and we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age.”
Superintendent Flanagan invites you to join the Michigan Department of Education’s efforts to ReImagine that transformation, and in nine months have Demonstration Districts ready to go with the new ReImagined system.
To begin, we provide below some key premises on ReImagining education in Michigan, and some questions to ponder in which to offer feedback to the Michigan Department of Education.
Based upon feedback and input this process receives, we may elaborate on these issues to help provide clarity in the future, or add, or modify. This site will be updated with new and helpful ideas and strategies as the Michigan Department goes forward.
To offer input and feedback on the questions below, please send MDE an email.