News from the Michigan Department of Education
LDA of Michigan has been learning about Michigan’s Top 10 in 10 Plan through our work with SEAC. Right now, you can share your input for Michigan’s Top 10 in 10 plan! Respond to the survey in their release (below) to help your voice be heard for Michigan’s children!
Michigan Department of Education Information Release:
February 3, 2020
LANSING – An online survey for the public to help review and update Michigan’s Top 10 in 10 strategic education plan remains open until Friday, February 7, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) reminded people today.
Over 8,200 individuals across Michigan have completed the survey in the three weeks it has been open, according to MDE. State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice is encouraging everyone in Michigan to take a few minutes and provide input on Michigan’s education future.
“We’re asking the public to help shape Michigan’s education goals,” said Dr. Rice. “It is my expectation, and that of the State Board of Education, that an updated plan will be more streamlined and focused, and will have measures that align with the goals to help us monitor progress toward becoming a top education state.”
Since February 2016, the current strategic education plan for making Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years has been the guiding document for Michigan’s education efforts. During the September 2019 State Board of Education meeting, Dr. Rice expressed the need to review and update that plan.
The Top 10 in 10 plan is the state’s plan to drive improvement in the education system for Michigan’s children. That is why it is important, Dr. Rice said, to get input and feedback from the public.
Based on recent interviews with State Board of Education members, education stakeholders and partners, tribal partners, and MDE staff, potential goals were explored and are included within the survey for input.
A strategic plan drives priorities; concentrates energy and resources; strengthens operations; and sets measures of success to ensure that stakeholders are working together toward common goals.
The link can be found on the MDE website at www.michigan.gov/Top10in10. A draft of the updated plan is expected to be presented to the State Board of Education in late spring of 2020.