Sample Letters make communication
with schools easier for parents by providing a starting point for the
advocacy process. QuickGuides offer general explanations
for understanding and retrieving information, as well as guidance in
how to handle specific school-related situations.
A Voice for Every Student Since 1975
The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan works to assure our most vulnerable students stay in school, find success and realize their right to a quality public education. Our services include free non-legal education advocacy, fee-based advocacy, technical assistance and dropout prevention. We have a special focus on school discipline and students in foster care. Please see Education Advocacy Services for details.
The Student Advocacy Center presents: "Telling Tales Out of School," a live storytelling fundraising event 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at the Performance Network in downtown Ann Arbor. A Cookies and Milk Storyteller Reception follows.
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Our latest videos are now available on the web. Michigan's Best Kept Secret (below) and Foster Care Epidemic
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What can this website do for you?
If you are a parent or student, it can:
Suggest positive interventions to prevent negative situations from becoming problems.
Offer strategies on working and partnering with the school to relieve the problem.
Offer options if you and the school cannot come to an agreement on the issue and its solution.
Provide you with sample letters to write to the schools and administration.
If you are a teacher or school official, it can:
Lend insight into the problems parents and children feel and experience.
Offer suggestions for better communication with families.