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On Tuesday, the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee reported out amended versions of SB 122 and SB 202, legislation that would change the requirements around how student growth data must be used in educator evaluations.  The amended…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee heard testimony on educator evaluations from L'anse Creuse School District administrators Erik J. Edoff, Dr. Greg Dixon, Laura Holbert, and well-respected school attorney, Gary Collins. The panel spoke about…
The House Education Committee met on Tuesday to report out HB 4206 — legislation that would forgive any days and hours of school that is canceled during a state of emergency, subject to approval by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. The…
The House Education Committee took testimony this week on HB 4206 – snow day forgiveness legislation sponsored by Rep. Ben Frederick (R-Owosso) – which would allow the state superintendent to waive days of instruction that were canceled due to a…
On Tuesday, Governor Whitmer put forward her first Executive Budget Recommendation. If it were to pass as written, it would be a significant change in the way Michigan's public education system is funded. The budget features a move away from…
LANSING, MI —The Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA), the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB), the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA), and the Michigan Association of Secondary…
Governor Whitmer is slated to roll out her first Executive Budget Recommendation on Tuesday, March 5, which is the second major indication of what Michiganders will get from this administration about its policy priorities and intended direction for…
The ice jam is starting to thaw, and things are starting to get moving in Lansing (albeit slowly) as the 100th Legislature begins to dig into the budget process and discuss policy bills. The House K-12 budget subcommittee held their second meeting…
Governor Whitmer delivered her first State of the State address on Tuesday night, giving us our first real glimpse into the policy priorities and initiatives that the Executive branch will be advocating. Unsurprisingly given the focus of her…
Last week, we looked back at this past December's record breaking Lame Duck session and reviewed the laws that passed and took effect in the waning days of the 99th Legislature.  This week, let's look ahead at the 2019-2020 legislative session and…
The fallout from this past December's record breaking Lame Duck session is still coming down, but the next legislative session has already started...albeit slowly.  Now that school is back in full swing and you're looking ahead to scheduling and…
It's still a slow start for the 100th Michigan Legislature...while House and Senate committee membership has been announced, none of the committees have met; and while several education bills have been introduced – until committees start meeting and…