One Additional Public Input Session Set For Proposed Social Studies Standards

Contact: Martin Ackley, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs 517-241-4395
Agency: Education

August 3, 2018

LANSING – One additional site has been added to the list of public input sessions on the proposed state standards for Social Studies, the Michigan Department of Education announced today. The additional input opportunity will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 30, at Saginaw High School.

This will bring to a total of 18 Listen & Learn sessions the Michigan Department of Education has offered, in addition to an online public comment opportunity available. Input still can be provided online through September 30. Go to and click the “Request For Public Comment” box to access the proposed draft version of the Social Studies standards and to offer online comments.

When this extended four-month public comment period ends on September 30, the Michigan Department of Education’s panel of experts comprised of authors of the original draft standards; focus group members; Social Studies educators from across the state; a representative from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights; and representatives of diverse populations in Michigan, will review the comments and make adjustments to the recommended standards that will go to the State Board of Education to consider for adoption.

Upcoming Listen & Learn Meetings


Kalamazoo                                    August 8                           6:00-8:00pm 

Kalamazoo Central High School Auditorium

2432 North Drake Road

Kalamazoo, MI 49006


Ann Arbor                                     August 9                           6:00-8:00 pm 

Washtenaw ISD

1819 South Wagner Road

PO Box 1406 

Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1406


Saginaw                                        August 30                         6:00-8:00pm

Saginaw High School

3100 Webber St.

Saginaw, MI 48601


Detroit                                          September 13                  6:00-8:00pm

King High School

3200 E. Lafayette St.

Detroit, MI 48207


Marquette                                    September 18                  6:00-8:00pm 

Marquette-Alger RESA               

321 Ohio St.

Marquette, MI 49855


Gaylord                                        September 19                  6:00-8:00pm 

University Center of Gaylord

80 Livingston Boulevard

Gaylord, MI 49735   


Mt. Pleasant                                September 20                  6:00-8:00 pm 

Central Michigan University       

Bovee University Center

103 East Preston Street

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859