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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) presented on how one state is elevating students’ perspectives around educational policies and practices, while also increasing…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) created this resource to shine a light on Michigan's strategic education plan. It also focuses on the how and why of development of technical literacy skills and diversity in literature.
In this Region 8 Comprehensive Center webinar, Joe Timbrook, the Director of Career Development for the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council/Workforce Coalition, presents on how Lawrence County Economic Growth Council/Workforce Coalition has been successful in achieving state records of high…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center hosted a webinar to discuss Dual Credit in Indiana, particularly dual credit in rural school districts. The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) shared highlights and recommendations from a recent effort to study Indiana’s dual credit teacher…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center (Region 8 CC) assisted the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) in finding research-based strategies for recruiting teachers. This report focuses on the techniques and approaches IDOE, districts, and schools can use in their efforts to recruit teachers,…
The Region 8 Comprehensive Center is supporting the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) in their mission to center student voice in social and emotional learning. Educators and students will work together in providing safe spaces and healthy environments for all students to share their…


Student working on a computer.
Author: Dumdi BaribeDate:
As with any public endeavor, representation matters when it comes to the teaching profession.
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Author: Stephanie IrvineDate:
What does it take to innovate across traditionally siloed spaces? In March 2020, a group of education and youth development professionals met to kick off what would become Future Proud Michigan Educator (FPME) LAUNCH.
Student and teacher looking at a computer screen.
Author: Dumdi BaribeDate:
The last two years have heralded unprecedented changes in education. In a matter of weeks in March 2020, students transitioned from attending school in physical classrooms to participating—as best as they could—in virtual classrooms.
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Author: Dumdi BaribeDate:
During the 2022 National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Conference, staff of the Region 8 CC and Michigan Department of Education (MDE) team members gave three presentations.