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Over the last month, over 200 MASSP members registered to participate in one of 6 regional meetings to offer their thoughts on how the association could best pursue our 2021-22 Policy Priorities. During the course of these few meetings we discussed…
This week, the Michigan Senate took action on its version of a current year supplemental budget to allocate federal ESSER II funding and additional supports for schools going into the summer. There is good and bad to the Senate proposal. Their…
In a letter to governors and state superintendents issued last night, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Programs in the US Department of Education (USDoE) announced that the US Department of Education will not grant blanket waivers from…
With scheduling in full swing for next school year, it's worth noting that the flexibility for students to substitute arts or CTE coursework for their second world language credit has been made permanent. For several years now, students have been…
Despite Lansing being buried in snow (at least by down-state standards) on Tuesday the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee pushed ahead with their hearing on the impacts of pandemic learning on students. The panel (which consisted of…
MASSP members have made it one of the Association's priorities to secure a waiver from end-of-year state assessments for the 2020-21 school year. To help support that work, MASSP launched a petition drive earlier this month. We asked members to sign…
On Tuesday, the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee met jointly with the House Education Committee to discuss the reopening of school athletics and take testimony from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Detroit Public…
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control on Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Education (USDoE) released several new school reopening guidance documents on Friday. In their Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Mitigation the…
On Thursday, Governor Whitmer presented her Executive Budget Recommendation for the 2020-21 school year to a joint meeting of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. The Governor's recommendation calls for a 2X foundation allowance increase…
During testimony to a joint meeting of the House Education Committee and the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Michael Rice called on the Michigan Legislature to "[layer] in additional…
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday at a 1:30 p.m. press conference that contact sports would be permitted to resume beginning on Monday, February 8 subject to safety requirements. The order applies to all sports, not just MHSAA athletics,…
JoLynn Clark, Principal of Frankenmuth High School, has been appointed to the Student Recovery Advisory Council of Michigan. This is the second time that Ms. Clark has been tapped to serve in an advisory capacity by Governor Whitmer. The Council is…