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Governor Whitmer has declared racism a public health crisis in the State of Michigan. Executive Directive 2020-9, recognizes the impacts of both individual racism and ingrained systemic racism on people and communities of color and directs state…
The executive directors of the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals, the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators, the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators, and the Michigan Association of…
Although the Senate was not in session, the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee met Tuesday to hear testimony from a variety of speakers. Dr. Katharine Strunk from the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) within Michigan…
On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer announced two new Executive Orders that reinstate limits on indoor social gatherings and bars and restaurants in MERC Regions 6 and 8. Additionally, a number of new resources release released within the last week…
Although the Senate was not in session, the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee met Tuesday to hear testimony from a variety of speakers. Dr. Katharine Strunk from the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) within Michigan…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee started the ball rolling on a series of votes that would eventually see the Return to Learn proposal put forward by House and Senate Republicans at the end of June pass all the way through the House and over…
This week, the House passed HB 5910-13, the Return to Learn proposal put forward by House and Senate Republicans at the end of June. The bills passed largely along party lines with several amendments put forward by Democrats being rejected along the…
This week, the final details were released on the agreement between Governor Whitmer and legislative leadership to address Michigan's 2019-20 budget shortfall. The broad strokes of the deal and most of its impact on schools were clear before the…
The House Education Committee and the Senate Education and Workforce Preparedness Committee held a joint hearing this week to take testimony on the proposed Return to Learn plan put forward by legislative Republicans in the last full week of June.…
Going into the 2020-21 school year, one of the biggest challenges facing schools is how to meet attendance, days and hours requirements with so many unknowns. In an effort to give schools some much needed certainty, MASSP together with State…
In a normal year, the release of the MI Safe Schools plan at the end of the June would be enough political news to dominate an entire summer, but this is not a normal year...rather, the health and safety protocols that were the main focus of the…
This week, Governor Whitmer, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, and Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield announced in a joint statement that they had reached agreement on how to address Michigan's current year budget shortfalls. The deal relies on a…