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Lansing, MI, April 2, 2020—The executive directors of the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators, the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators, the Michigan Association of School Boards, and the Michigan…
In a radio interview on WWJ on Friday morning, Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave voice to the suspicion that has been building in education circles over the last two weeks when she told listeners that it's "very unlikely" schools will reopen again this…
Earlier this year, MASSP moved our grassroots advocacy to a new platform called Phone2Action. We hadn't planned to start using it yet (we hadn't even had an opportunity to test it), but these are extraordinary times. The good news? MASSP members…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee voted out the same slate of bills that they initially took up last week, which included the two bills that are of particular interest to secondary principals: SB 171 would make permanent the flexibility…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee took up a variety of bills, but two bills are of particular interest to secondary principals: SB 171 would make permanent the flexibility students currently have to substitute additional arts or CTE for…
On Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee debated, but did not vote on a SB 657 a proposal that would expand Michigan alternative teacher certification law to create an additional pathway to certification for special education teachers. Debate…
On Tuesday the Senate Education Committee heard testimony from the Michigan Department of Education about the state's current assessment system. While the committee was not considering any specific legislation, it was clear from committee members…
Governor Whitmer's executive budget recommendation for the 2020-21 school year calls for a significant foundation allowance increase and big bumps in spending for At Risk, special education and English language learners. Touted as the "largest…
Timing out at just under 37 minutes (including applause breaks), this year's State of the State address may have set a record for brevity, but it was not short on substance. While the biggest headline may have been Governor Whitmer's announcement…
The Michigan Department of Education announced earlier this month that they are in the process of evaluating and updating their Top 10 in 10 strategic plan. To gather input from educators and other stakeholders around the state, MDE has developed a…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee made the only legislative education-related news of the week when they took up and passed SB 650-651. This pair of technical clean-up bills would remove a sunset in current law so third party dropout…
The State Treasurer and directors of the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies met on Friday to come to consensus on the revenue estimates that will be used to begin the state budget process for next year. The short story: revenues are looking better…