1 - 12 of 342
Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer rolled out her proposal for a current year budget supplemental that would allocate roughly $2 billion to K-12 education. The proposal, which is being called the Michigan COVID Recovery Plan, would distribute the…
Today, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated its epidemic order to allow re-opening of additional activities. For schools, that includes allowing all non-contact sports to resume without the need to use rapid testing.…
The destruction and violence in Washington DC this week spilled over into Lansing with a bomb threat, closing down the State Capitol on Wednesday morning, but since the Michigan Legislature won't be back in session until Wednesday, January 13 when…
In response to today's announcement by Governor Whitmer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for MDHHS, that Michigan will begin offering rapid COVID-19 tests to schools and the goal that all schools begin…
Governor Whitmer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for MDHHS, announced today that Michigan will begin offering rapid COVID-19 tests to schools that want to employ voluntary rapid testing as part of their…
In December, 398 MASSP members weighed in on both immediate, pandemic-related priorities and longer-term policy priorities for the 2021-2022 legislative session. This is the most participation our priorities survey has garnered since we started it…
Today, Governor Whitmer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for MDHHS announced that Michigan is entering the next phase for COVID-19 vaccinations, which means that beginning this coming Monday, January 11,…
At the beginning of each legislative session, MASSP looks to its members to help set proactive policy priorities. In 2019-20, MASSP members identified three policy priorities: school funding, student & staff mental health, and supervision and…
Twas the night before shutdown and all through D.C. politicians were scrambling because COVID-19 required more stimulus to cover the costs of vaccines and schools and jobs that were lost. A 6,000 page bill is the solution they wrote, with something…
On Friday, Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that – beginning Monday, December 21 – districts will be able to resume in-person instruction for all students in grades 9-12 as well as some limited…
Lame duck 2020 is now in the books. All told, over a dozen education related bills and bill packages that impact education were on the move during this lame duck session. The topics they address cover a range of issues and include new alternative…
Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, and MDHHS Director Robert Gordon announced that, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, December 21, students in…