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State Agencies

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Michigan Department of Education

Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools

*Please note that CHRISS changes are not to be implemented until your school is moved to the new system. 

International Society for Technology in Education

The Early Learning Foundation

Michigan Department of Education (MDE)

MDE Main Website
MDE Contact Information
MDE K-12 Curriculum & Standards

Teacher's re-certification information

Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools (MANS)

MANS Website | 800.394.5949

MANS is an association of Michigan Catholic Schools, Michigan District Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod Schools, and the Michigan Region of Christian Schools International. MANS offers services that enhance quality faith-based schools. MANS holds a combined teachers' conference every third year and an annual administrator's conference on Mackinac Island. MANS also provides a voice in Lansing regarding school legislation and serves as a conduit with the State Board of Education.

Schools also have the opportunity to apply for accreditation through the Michigan Association of Non-public School Accrediting Association (MNSAA). MNSAA is affiliated with the National Federation of Non-public School State Accrediting Associations. For these services, member schools are assessed a fee of ten cents for every Pre-School student and $2.00 for every K-12th grade student. Mr. Charles Winterstein and Mr. Travis Grulke represent Michigan District Lutheran Schools on the MANS’ Board of Trustees. Brian Broderick is the Executive Director. They can be reached at 800.394.5949. Visit them on the web:

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

ISTE Website | 898089008

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education.

ISTE represents more than 100,000 education leaders and emerging leaders throughout the world and informs its members regarding educational issues of national and global scope.

ISTE members include individuals, affiliate organizations, and corporations:

  • 20,000+ individual members
  • 80 affiliate organizations
  • 89 individual member countries
  • 6 affiliate regions worldwide
  • 65 corporations worldwide

ISTE membership is a powerful and meaningful way for educators to connect with peers, to gather in a variety of forums to share the challenges and excitement of teaching, and to be part of a community that leads the transformation of education. (Source:

The Early Learning Foundation - Bob Sorenson

Early Learning Foundation Website | Online Contact Form

The Early Learning Foundation is dedicated to helping schools and parents give every child an opportunity to achieve early learning success, which lays the foundation for success in life. Few things are so important to the future of our children and our society.  Children who come to school without important language, literacy, numeracy, motor, and behavior skills are at a disadvantage for success in the first years of school. Children who have not developed solid skills by the end of the third grade are at a disadvantage for life.

Founded by Dr. Bob Sorenson in 2001, the Early Learning Foundation offers training and materials to support the development of important skills and behaviors in the early years. Everything we do at the Early Learning Foundation is connected to building the solid foundation that allows children to thrive academically, socially, and physically, and to experience both success and joy in the early years of learning. Every training and material we offer is tuned to the need for young children to develop skills to that deeper level of understanding and application, tuned to knowing what skills children have and are ready to learn, and to offering instruction that is responsive to a child’s level of readiness.

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