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MAPSA Weekly Update - October 31, 2012
October 31, 2012

Good Things Happening in Our Schools:

David Ellis Academy Students Take Anti-Bullying Message to the Streets
Students at David Ellis Academy West took to the streets of Redford earlier this month, in an effort to raise awareness of bullying issues. The students were holding signs and chanting “we’re buddies, not bullies!”

The march followed an assembly with J Line, a performer that travels across the country doing concerts, as well as sharing an anti-bullying message with middle and high schools.

“We thought, ‘what way can we not only take a stance that David Ellis Academy doesn't tolerate bullying, but get it intrinsically into students?’ ” Principal Tichael Jones told the Redford Observer. “We wanted to motivate them, as well as have the national group come in. Just have a way of being fun.”

For the complete story, click here.

Please submit any announcements, news or event information for MAPSA's "Good Things Happening in Our Schools" feature to Buddy Moorehouse at

Conference Time Has Arrived! Make Sure You Get the App
The 15th Annual Michigan Charter School Conference has arrived! The two-day event takes place at Cobo Hall in Detroit on Nov. 5-6.

Make sure you’re ready for the conference by downloading the MAPSA Conference app. It’s your guide to all things conference – including detailed descriptions of each breakout session and event. You’ll find the app at

Complete conference information is also available here.

We’ll see you in Detroit next week!

Take the Survey: Help MAPSA Develop Effective Professional Development
As MAPSA works on developing the most effective professional development for educators across the state, we’re asking every charter school leader to take this short School Quality Survey, which you’ll find here.

The survey itself will take no more than five minutes to fill out, and it will be a huge help for our professional development team. The deadline has been extended to Nov. 7. Thanks!

Great American Financial Resources Webinar Outlines Benefit, Retirement Options
Great American Financial Resources operates under the belief that educators deserve the best – both inside and outside the classroom. Join them for a 20-minute webinar on Nov. 15 to learn about opportunities to help enhance your employees’ benefit and retirement options. Attendees will also learn how to provide classroom resources through the Teachers Deserve the Best program.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 15
Time: 4 p.m. EST
To Register, click here

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