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Gov. Whitmer Creates Council To Advise Her On Public Education

Gretchen Whitmer
Amanda Pinckney
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is creating a state council of educators to advise her and make recommendations related to Michigan's public education system.

The Democrat issued an executive order Thursday establishing the Governor's Educator Advisory Council within the state Education Department.

It will have 15 voting members, including teachers, administrators, counselors, specialists and support staff.

Whitmer says the step will "finally" give educators a seat at the table to help develop policies that benefit students. The deadline to apply to be on the council is April 19.

She wants the council to identify and analyze issues impacting the effectiveness of the education system, identify best practices, recommend improvements and review and make recommendations regarding relevant legislation.

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