The state of Michigan is seeking volunteers to help in rewriting the K-12 Social Studies standards. The current standards diminish several important historical events including the civil rights movement and delete mentions of climate change altogether. The state Department of Education is looking for about 100 volunteers to help review public comments and revise the proposed standards accordingly, but they have proposed an extremely tight turnaround: The call went out yesterday (10/1) and applications are due TOMORROW (10/3) by noon. They are looking in part for researchers and education experts, which includes many of us in the MUSE network.
Here is an article about these proposed changes and positions sought:
And the application form is here: https://fs28.formsite.com/pf98Hd/form13/index.html