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Michigan’s 529 College Savings Plans Host Free Event

The Michigan Department of Treasury’s Section 529 college savings plans, Michigan Education Trust (MET) and Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP) are hosting a “Community Enrollment” event on Tuesday, February 16th from 3:00 -8:00 p.m. at the Pittsfield Branch Library located at 2359 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48103.   College savings experts from MET […]

Accessing Britannica School Just Got Easier!

As hopefully you all know, Michigan eLibrary (MeL) recently added the exciting content of Britannica School.  In particular, Michigan residents have access to the following databases from Britannica: Britannica School, Elementary, Middle, High, and Learning Zone.  Within each database, teachers have access to lesson plans based on current Common Core standards, and have the ability […]

Chilton’s Optimized for Devices

For those working with automotive technology classes, please see the news below for easier use of Chilton’s, part of the Michigan eLibrary. __________________________ I wanted to personally let you know that on January 27, the Chilton Library experience will be optimized for tablets, smartphones, laptops, and desktops. This enhancement will make Chilton better accessible at […]

409 Events in Michigan to Raise Awareness About School Choice

Governor Snyder proclaims “School Choice Week” in Michigan; the Great Lakes State plays key role in the largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history. LANSING–– National School Choice Week begins today in Michigan and across the country. There are 409 events planned in the Great Lakes State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, […]

Student veterans can choose from 57 ‘veteran-friendly schools’ this fall

MVAA rankings announced for 2015-16 school year LANSING, Mich. – Student veterans and their dependents can now choose from more than 50 veteran-friendly schools committed to providing on-campus, veteran-centric services to better support their academic and transitional needs. The Veteran-Friendly School program, created by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, recognizes institutions of higher learning for […]

New Michigan Elk Education Program for 9th- through 12th-Grade Educators

The Department of Natural Resources invites educators looking for a fun way to integrate Michigan’s unique flora and fauna into their curriculum, while still meeting the required educational standards, to explore some of the DNR’s free educational opportunities. New this year, for 9th- through 12th-grade educators, is the Elk University – Educating Tomorrow’s Wildlife Managers […]

Graduation for adults with disabilities to honor hard work and achievements

Michigan Career and Technical Institute to Graduate 168 Students Barry County, Mich. – The Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) will host a graduation ceremony for 168 of their students from throughout the state on Saturday, June 27, at their Plainwell campus, 11611 W. Pine Lake Road. Operated by Michigan Rehabilitation Services within the Michigan […]

Michigan’s University Research Corridor: Talent for a global economy

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Michigan’s leading research universities are magnets for top-notch talent, attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled individuals to propel Michigan’s economy into the future, a new report confirms. With more than $2.1 billion in research and development annually, the University Research Corridor (URC) is one of the nation’s top academic research clusters. […]

The Michigan Youth Challenge Academy

The Michigan Youth Challenge Academy (MYCA) is a free, voluntary residential education program for both males and females ages 16-18 that have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out of high school. Over a 22-week period, program participants from all over Michigan attend classes as they would in a traditional high school, but […]

Webinar for Early Learning Resources – Bookflix and Early World of Learning

Need high quality resources for early learning and literacy? The Library of Michigan in the Department of Education provides no cost access to World Book Early World of Learning and Scholastic BookFlix. The Library will be hosting webinars on how to use these great resources on April 28th (BookFlix) and May 20th (Early World of […]

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