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While the house Education Committee didn't meet this week, the other three major education committees did, including the Senate Education Committee which met Tuesday and voted out SB 567-68, a pair of bills that would create a framework and…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee kicked off the day by unanimously passing SB 518, legislation that would extend the sunset on a law that allows an alternative certification pathway for special education teachers … while the legislation is…
The House Education Committee kicked off the week on Tuesday when they met briefly to take testimony (but no vote) on SB 518, legislation that would extend the sunset on a law that allows an alternative certification pathway for special education…
Governor Whitmer's Executive Budget Proposal for the 2024-25 fiscal year is out. The proposal includes moderate 2.5% ongoing increases for the major core line items schools rely on like the foundation allowance, At Risk, and special education…
At MASSP's AP Summit this past week, attendees got the advice that they try to align the renewals of their teacher and administrator certificates so that they can count the same education-related professional learning toward renewing both…
On Wednesday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer delivered her sixth State of the State address. While education did feature prominently in her remarks, the focus was on expanding the scope of public education beyond K-12 to include preschool and community…
The Michigan Legislature was back in session this week and more-or-less back to regular session, though since the Michigan House is split 54-54 between Democrats and Republicans with 55 votes needed to pass any bills through the chamber, the going…
The repeated theme in this year's Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC) is that the economy seems to be (on the whole) stabilizing in the wake of the pandemic. Current year revenue isn't declining as fast as expected and next year's revenue…
The Growing Michigan Together Council, which was convened earlier this year by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and charged with recommending how to reverse 40 years of population stagnation, released its final recommendations. The report emphasized the…
What a year! This one was a beast, legislatively speaking. So much happened and yet there's still so much left to do. So as we close out the year and slide into our well deserved holiday break, let's take a moment to look back at what all happened…
The Michigan Legislature has finished session for the year, an adjournment that comes much earlier than usual because immediate effect was not given to a bill that passed earlier this year to move the date of Michigan's presidential primary election…
The Michigan Legislature has passed SB 395-96, a pair of bills that make significant improvements to Michigan’s decade old educator evaluation law, including reducing the percentage of evaluations based on student growth, restructuring the rating…