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The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has suspended activities related to implementation and enforcement of the ETS. This announcement comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted a motion…
If you're like us, you're looking ahead at Thanksgiving and still wondering where October went. So when you tell us that you get so many memos and emails that you don't have time to read them all, we hear you. To help, we went back through the last…
Last week, MASSP reported that the House Education Committee took testimony on HB 5424, a bill to prohibit schools from paying association dues on behalf of their employees. At the time, we were told that a vote on the legislation could come as soon…
The rumor last week was that the House Education was going to meet on Tuesday, November 9 to vote out HB 5424 – a bill to prohibit schools from paying association dues on behalf of their employees – but in the end the committee never posted and the…
Across the state on Tuesday, voters signalled their strong support for public education as 62% of district bonding requests were successful and 82% of all overall millage requests were approved...but apparently the Michigan Legislature didn't get…
On Thursday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the United States Department of Labor released the much anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) covering COVID-19 vaccination and testing for employers with more than…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee heard introductory testimony on HB 5424, a bill sponsored by Committee Chair Rep. Pamela Hornberger (R-Chesterfield Twp). As introduced, the legislation would prevent districts, ISDs, and PSAs from using…
Everything happened this week...everything...and pretty much all of it on Tuesday (it was a rough Tuesday)...vouchers, guns, vaccines, masks, CRT, financial literacy in the MMC...and while much of the problematic (or downright bad) legislation that…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee took up HB 5190, a bill that would require that students complete .5 credits of financial literacy in order to graduate and would lower the world language requirement to 1.5 credits in order to keep the…
A trio of Michigan Merit Curriculum bills has been getting attention recently in Lansing. They are called the 21st Century Skills package. This legislation would offer educators and students a menu of more flexible options by using a student's…
In anticipation of action by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve COVID-19 vaccinations for children as young as five, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive directive to state departments and agencies today to expedite the…
On Tuesday, the Senate and House both took action on legislation that would create a complicated tax credit system for private school tuition...in other words, vouchers. These two sets of bills (SB 687-88 and HB 5404-05) are identical and were first…