LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) will host a town hall for educators and local residents to discuss ideas in his new bill package, TeA+chers for Michigan — 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 town hall will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6-8 PM in the Council Chambers at Taylor City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI 48180. Sen. Hopgood will be joined by House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D–Farmington Hills); Michael Sayler, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education, Eastern Michigan University; Nancy Green, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy for the Michigan Senate Democrats and an education policy expert; along with other teaching and educational experts.

TeA+chers for Michigan Town Hall

WHO: Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor); House Democratic Floor Leader Christine Greig (D–Farmington Hills); Michael Sayler, Ph.D., Dean, College of Education, Eastern Michigan University; Nancy Green, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy for the Michigan Senate Democrats and an education policy expert; and other teaching and educational experts.

WHERE: Council Chambers, Taylor City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI 48180

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, from 6-8 PM

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 School Related Personnel, 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 or to RSVP, please contact Sen. Hopgood’s office via email at SenHHopgood@senate.mi.gov or call (517) 373-7800.

###