Exciting days ahead as Detroit Premier Academy, Excel Charter Academy, Grand River Academy, and Paragon Charter Academy will welcome elected officials to read to students for #marchisreadingmonth! Thank you to State Representative Winnie Brinks, State Representative Laura Cox, State Senator Morris Hood, and State Representative Julie Alexander for encouraging our students to read!

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Unbelievable new from earlier this month: Detroit Achievement Academy and Detroit Prep have been selected as some of the first schools in #Detroit to receive support from the New York-based School Empowerment Network. What an opportunity!

The nonprofit will work with New York-based School Empowerment Network to bring proven school leadership and improvement approach to Detroit.
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A few more photos of Senator Mike Shirkey's visit to Paragon Charter Academy last week, courtesy of photographer Pattrick Yockey. #marchisreadingmonth

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Don't forget that one of our newest charter schools, Old Mission Peninsula School, has opened enrollment for the upcoming school year. However, the window is closing fast!

We look forward to working together to further education innovation in #TraverseCity. Old Mission Peninsula Education Foundation

Open enrollment is now underway for the new Old Mission Peninsula School. Click through for all the details about the new charter school.

We are welcoming all members of the West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics community to join us at your school on March 27th for a stakeholder listening session with Dr. Rob Kimball. Full details on the flyer.

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To build a passion for literacy, students should be exposed to different types of books and styles of writing. Find the time to have them explore fiction, non-fiction, books, periodicals, and all other varieties of text. #marchisreadingmonth #teachertip

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Good morning! Another Tuesday in March means another #teachertip for #marchisreadingmonth.

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You can never have enough resources and tips when it comes to literacy. Thankfully, PBS Parents has created a page full of articles to help teachers and families. Topics cover how to handle children that aren't fond of reading, improving literacy at home, and helping young readers build skills from an early age.

What Is Phonics? Learn the facts about phonics, why learning phonics is important for your child, and more. What Not to Say to Emerging Readers We’ve listed common mistakes that some parents …

Rajeshri Gandhi-Bhatia, who is one of our school consultants and the founder of School Smarts, LLC., was recently featured in the latest Innovators in Education blog for her perspective on supporting new teachers to improve retention. A good read to remind veteran teachers, school administrators and parents that it takes time and encouragement to develop educators that create "magic" in the classroom. Michigan's Charter Schools @ConceptSchools National Heritage Academies University Prep Schools School Smarts, LLC

Teachers have tremendous knowledge about and power to change schools, but are not always given a chance to participate in the strategic decision-making within the very organizations that they impact through their daily work.

Need a few new books for your students? Sometimes it's easiest to just look at a list of all-time great books and pick a few. #marchisreadingmonth

Great stories never grow old! Chosen by children’s librarians at The New York Public Library, these 100 inspiring tales have thrilled generations of children and their parents — and are still flying off our shelves. Use this list and your library card to discover new worlds of wonder and adventu...

Getting basketball overload? Don't forget that March isn't just for madness; it's also for reading. Take a break from the games to grab a book and let your mind slow down. #marchisreadingmonth

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Hey #TraverseCity, Old Mission Peninsula School is ready to enroll your students TODAY! We're excited to support OMPS families in the 2018-2019 school year, and work collaboratively to further innovate teaching and learning! Old Mission Peninsula Education Foundation

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Open enrollment is now underway for the new Old Mission Peninsula School. Click through for all the details about the new charter school.

Understanding history can help people better see the "big picture." At Black River Public School, students can participate in the Big History project, which explores historical content while tying it to multiple disciplines.

This story is a fun read and great example of creative instruction. #charterschools Michigan's Charter Schools

When Black River High School history teacher Greg Dykhouse was in school, he said his history class was basically reading some pages and answering a few


Old Mission Peninsula School is now hiring teachers for all grades (K-6) to join their team in the 2018-2019 school year. Looking to teach near #TraverseCity, or want to add a new chapter to your career? Do it with OMPS! Old Mission Peninsula Education Foundation Michigan's Charter Schools GVSU College of Education/Alumni.

EmploymentThe “new” Old Mission Peninsula School is seeking classroom teachers for all grades K through 6 opening September 2018.

If you haven't heard, we have two teachers and three administrators that have made Michigan's Charter Schools's semifinalist list for the 2018 Charter Teacher and Administrator of the Year awards! Congratulations to all the semifinalists, but we'll be rooting hard for Shawn Robson, Shelli Wildfong, Ben Talsma, Mara Magyarosi-Laytner, and Jim Levering!!! Crossroads Charter Academy Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies Henry Ford Learning Institute Black River Public School Global Heights Academy Metro Charter Academy

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