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Citing alarming increases in Michigan's COVID-19 case numbers, Governor Whitmer is urging Michigan high schools to shift to remote instruction and schools to suspend all youth sports for two weeks. The recommendation came at a press conference this…
Last week, MASSP reported on an 11 bill package of education legislation introduced by the Michigan Senate Republicans that included everything from evaluation and assessment to retention and substitute teachers...this week we can tell you that,…
Despite months of pressure and a last minute glimmer of hope in the form of SB 261-62, the Michigan Legislature did not end up granting a waiver from the state's statutory assessment requirements before leaving on their spring recess. The U.S.…
The House Education Committee kicked off the week on Tuesday with a jam packed agenda, reporting out HB 4326 (would allow students to use computer coding courses to fulfill the MMC world language requirement), HB 4343 (would require schools to grant…
The Senate Republicans dropped a massive, 11 bill education reform package this week. The bills cover everything from evaluation to assessment and substitute teachers to additional reporting requirements. While the phrase "huge education reform…
Where are we with getting a state or federal waiver from spring testing? That's a good question without a good answer. Do we still have to conduct evaluations and will the Legislature pass a waiver? Yes and we don't know. What about the rules for…
Infection rates are showing increases across the state. Teenagers are showing the highest number of new cases and sporting events in particular look to be a source of spread according to information shared today by the Michigan Department of Health…
On Tuesday, Governor Whitmer approved the bulk of HB 4048 (the supplemental spending bill for the School Aid Budget), but line-item vetoed two sections of that bill and struck down HB 4049 entirely...and because the Legislature appropriated a huge…
The House Education Committee kicked off the week on Tuesday with a hearing on HB 4037 – sponsored by Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland) – and HB 4038 – sponsored by House Education Committee Chair Rep Pam Hornberger (R-Chesterfield Twp.) – a…
UPDATED 9 March 2021: Governor Whitmer has now signed HB 4048 with some vetoes. This article has been updated to reflect the vetoes. The Michigan Legislature has pass HB 4048 – a mid-year K-12 supplemental budget – and Governor Whitmer has signed…
A number of gathering restrictions have been loosened under a new epidemic order released today by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Of particular importance for schools is that, starting Friday, March 5, much larger groups will…
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…