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Education reform is theme of TV forum for Southeast Michigan

On March 6 the Center for Michigan will host a televised townhall meeting in partnership with Detroit Public Television on the future of education in Michigan to discuss the nonprofit think tank’s latest report: “The Public’s Agenda for Public Education: How Michigan citizens want to improve student learning.”

“The Center for Michigan has organized this event to offer Southeast Michigan residents an opportunity to hear the findings of our education-focused community conversations, as well as reactions to these findings from panels of experts in the education field,” said Amber Toth, outreach director for CFM. “This interactive event will offer participants an opportunity to ask questions of these panelists and learn how they can help students in their community, region and state reach academic success.”

As Toth noted, interested residents can do more than just watch the proceedings.

Seats remain available at the DPTV studio (see below). And residents may send in questions via Twitter to pose to the panel of experts recruited from across Southeast Michigan.

Send your questions to @CenterforMI with hashtag #FutureEdMI anytime up to noon on March 6.

Event details

When: March 6, 9 a.m. to noon.

Where: Detroit Public Television, 1 Clover Court, Wixom, MI 48393.

RSVP: Send your name and the name of your organization (if applicable) to Pam Sanders (

On TV: Live television coverage in Southeast Michigan can be found — starting at 10 a.m. — at over-air Channel 56.2, Comcast Channel 287, Bright House Channel 155 or Charter Channel 432.

On the Web: The event will be available live at, where it also will be archived for “on demand” viewing.

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