President’s Education Forums

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Sponsored by MSU Office of the President, MSU faculty present the latest research to inform legislators, their staff, and other policymakers and leaders about current education issues and promote discussion in specific policy areas. This event, by invitation only, is well attended by state legislators and their staff members, State Board of Education members, Michigan Department of Education staff, leaders of local and intermediate school districts, and association representatives. The forums are celebrating its 20th year.

2019-2020 Program Calendar

December 10, 2019Kristine Bowman –
Is there a Right to Literacy?
The Radisson Hotel, Lansing11:30 am – 1:00 pm
February 25, 2020Terry Flennaugh –
Necessary, But Insufficient: A case for racial equity at the center of educational reform in Michigan
The Radisson Hotel, Lansing11:30 am – 1:00 pm
March 18, 2020CANCELLED
April 28, 2020CANCELLED
May 20, 2020CANCELLED

Michigan State University’s President’s Education Forums sponsored by the Office of the University President and the College of Education have secured dates for the 2019-2020 program year. Please add these dates to your calendar. The forums will focus on topics identified by public policy leaders as important to making informed decisions. In previous years, participants have found the forums to be of significant value to their work and understanding of current educational issues.

Forum information including registration details will be emailed 30-45 days prior to each date. If you have any questions or would like to add anyone from your office to our mailing list, please contact us at (517) 353-8950 or

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