LANSING, Mich. — State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) will host a press conference to announce his TeA+chers for Michigan bill package — the first comprehensive investment in Michigan’s K-12 schools in more than a decade — that is designed to prepare, attract and retain the next generation of educators.

The bills will give Michigan students a competitive educational advantage over other states by designing programs to prepare high school students for a career in education, creating incentives to attract high-performing graduates to our schools, and providing teachers with competitive compensation to retain top-tier educators and end the brain drain to other states.

The press conference will take place on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 405 of the Michigan State Capitol Building. Sen. Hopgood will be joined by Sen. Steve Bieda (D–Warren); Sen. Ian Conyers (D–Detroit); Rep. Christine Greig (D–Farmington Hills); Michele A. Harmala, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Graduate Director of Madonna University; and Julie Rowe, Legislative Mobilization Coordinator at the American Federation of Teachers – Michigan.

TeA+chers for Michigan Press Conference

WHO: Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor); Sen. Steve Bieda (D–Warren); Sen. Ian Conyers (D–Detroit); Rep. Christine Greig (D–Farmington Hills); Michele A. Harmala, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Graduate Director, Madonna University; and Julie Rowe, Legislative Mobilization Coordinator, AFT Michigan

WHERE: Room 405, Michigan State Capitol Building, 100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

Sen. Hopgood serves as the Democratic Vice Chair of the Senate Education Committee. His father was the President of the Michigan Federation of Teachers, and his mother retired as the principal at Johnson Elementary School in Taylor. Sen. Hopgood represents the 6th Senate District, which includes communities in Wayne County.

For additional information about this event, please contact Sen. Hopgood’s office via email at SenHHopgood@senate.mi.gov or call (517) 373-7800.

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