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Region 8 CC Presents: Michigan Department of Education Student Advisory Council Webinar


Join the Region 8 Comprehensive Center and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) staff, along with students who have served on the MDE Student Advisory Council (SAC) to learn how one state is elevating students’ perspectives around educational policies and practices, while also increasing student leadership skills to work collaboratively with educators in support of inclusive schools. Hear what the students and adults have learned from their experience on the Student Advisory Council.

 The Student Advisory Council comprises high school students from across the state. They meet monthly virtually with the state superintendent to dialogue with Dr. Rice about education policies and issues that impact the lives of students, to develop leadership skills, and to use their acquired skills to strengthen their respective schools. One major accomplishment of the students is the Student Advisory Council Safe Spaces Resource, a document created to guide educators in establishing, utilizing, and understanding the benefits of safe spaces in schools. The students on the Council found this document necessary because when students feel a sense of belonging within their schools they are better able to reach their academic and personal goals.



About the Region 8 Comprehensive Center

The Region 8 Comprehensive Center (CC) is one of 19 Regional CCs in the CC Network that provides high-quality, intensive capacity-building technical assistance to clients from state, regional, and local educational agencies and schools in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Region 8 CC staff serve clients by helping to identify, implement, and sustain effective evidence-based programs, practices, and interventions that support improved educator and student outcomes. Through these capacity-building services, Region 8 CC staff help agency staff improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction.

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  • MDE Staff and Students

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