After receiving a large volume of public comments on proposed changes to state social studies standards, the Michigan Department of Education is extending the deadline for public input until September 30.

A press release from the MDE issue on June 29 stated:

Time for public input on the proposed draft state Social Studies standards will be extended through September 30, the Michigan Department of Education announced today. 

“With the great level of interest in the development of the revised Social Studies standards, we are extending the public input time in order to continue reaching across the state for additional comment,” said Interim State Superintendent Sheila Alles.

The MDE plans to hold additional “Listen and Learn” public input sessions in August and September. The sessions will be held in the U.P., northern Michigan, west Michigan, metro Detroit, and Ann Arbor areas. The details are being finalized and will be shared once the times, dates and locations are set.

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Below are links to review the proposed changes and submit comments online.