Sen. Pavlov to welcome Gov. Snyder to Port Huron

Lansing, Mich.— Sen. Phil Pavlov and the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce in Port Huron will welcome Gov. Rick Snyder for a public town hall on Friday, June 8.

“This is a great opportunity for St. Clair County and the Blue Water area to show Governor Snyder how we are leading Michigan’s reinvention,” said Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township. “The Blue Water Area Chamber and the Blue Meets Green economic development initiative are enabling our cities to come alive again.

“The buzz about restaurants, new lofts and activities filling the streets again is exciting. I appreciate the opportunity to showcase our community to the governor, and I know he’ll be impressed by what he sees.”

The town hall forum will give the governor and Pavlov an opportunity to hear questions and concerns firsthand from local residents. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The forum will take place at 2:30 p.m. at the McMorran Theatre, located at 701 McMorran Blvd. in Port Huron.

There is no cost to attend, and RSVPs are not necessary. Questions may be directed to Pavlov’s Office at (517) 373-7708.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Former West Virginia governor to testify before Michigan Senate Education Committee

What:
Senate Education Committee

Who:
Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and current president of the Alliance for Excellent Education
Sen. Phil Pavlov, chair of the committee
Committee members

When:
Wednesday, May 23
8 to 9:30 a.m.

Where:
Senate Hearing Room, Boji Tower
124 W. Allegan
Lansing, MI 48933

Brief:
Former West Virginia governor Bob Wise will testify before the committee about the online education revolution. He will discuss how digital technology can move education systems into the 21st century by expanding options and giving parents and students flexible education choices.

Wise is the president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and a leading authority on education reform. He is highly sought-after to advise as well as speak on the issue of education. Wise currently co-chairs the Digital Learning Council with Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, and he also chairs the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

For more information, contact Pavlov’s office at 1-517-373-7708

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PAVLOV PHOTO ADVISORY: Governor signs cyberschool, education reform bills

LANSING―State Sen. Phil Pavlov (left), chairman of the Senate Education Committee, stands with fellow lawmakers as Gov. Rick Snyder (seated) signs into law their bills that will give Michigan children new tools necessary to compete in the global economy.

The new law will expand online learning, dual enrollment and other innovative education options.

Standing with Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, are (from left) Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, and Reps. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, and Lisa Lyons, R-Alto.

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Senator Pavlov will be holding office hours

Senator Pavlov will be holding office hours:

Monday June 11th (with Rep. LaFontaine)
9:00-10:30 AM
Kimball Twp. Offices
2160 Wadhams Road
Kimball, MI 48074

Friday June 22nd
8:00-9:30 AM
Imlay City Municipal Offices
Commission Chambers
150 N. Main St.
Imlay City, MI 48444

Monday June 25th
5:30-7:00 PM
Port Huron Twp Hall Building
3800 Lapeer Road
Port Huron Twp, MI 48060

PAVLOV PHOTO ADVISORY: Pavlov welcomes constituents at Walk a Mile in My Shoes rally

LANSING—State Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, center, stands on the Capitol lawn on Wednesday with more than two dozen of his constituents.

The group was on hand for the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards’ eighth annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes rally, designed to raise awareness about the need for mental health services in Michigan.

Cyberschool, education reform bills advance to governor’s desk

Lansing, Mich.—In a huge win for parents and students across Michigan, bills to expand online learning, dual enrollment and other innovative education options advanced to the governor Wednesday to be signed into law.

The measures open the door for those waiting in line to choose a quality education that works best for them.

“For too long, forces in the education community have stood in the way of meaningful reform in order to protect the status quo,” said Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township.  “Students learn in the field, in the classroom, and at the touch of a screen. Cyberschools and online learning can transform Michigan’s public education system into a 21st century learning model. Collectively, these reforms give our children the tools necessary to compete in the global economy.”

Senate Bill 619, sponsored by Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton, makes way for the expansion of state cyberschools and a more flexible education system focused on personal student growth and achievement.

Other bills in the package give Michigan high school students the ability to graduate with college credits completed and provide broader course options that fit student needs.

This second wave of parent empowerment bills also creates competition and drives improvement. School districts who provide more services to non-public students will receive additional revenue.

The Parent Empowerment Education Reform package is widely supported by those who advocate putting students ahead of special interests. The bills now await the governor’s signature.

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