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Proposal 1 (which would raise money to fix our roads and protect school funding) will be on the ballot this Tuesday, May 5, so go vote…vote yes…and take a fried or seventeen to the polls with you. This past Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee…
On Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee reported out SB 103, an educator evaluation bill that falls far short of addressing the needs of schools. Despite testimony from a number of groups about the importance of using research-based evaluation…
After letting the issue languish for nearly a year, the Senate Education Committee has finally started debating educator evaluation legislation. Unfortunately, MASSP opposes the bill currently being debated (SB 103) due to its lack of both quality…
On Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee took testimony on SB 103, a largely stripped down version of educator evaluation legislation introduced by committee chair Sen. Phil Pavlov (R-St. Clair). MASSP opposes this legislation and testified…
The House Education Committee took testimony, but did not vote Tuesday on a pair of bills that would impact secondary Principals. The first was legislation that has already passed the Senate and would restore the ability of schools to allow some…
The House and Senate K-12 budget subcommittees each voted out their respective proposals for the FY 2015-16 School Aid Budget this week. The Senate proposal was quite similar to Governor Snyder's proposal, leaving a good deal of categorical funding…
Plenty of politics happening in Lansing this week, though the most substantive news was the State Board of Education's decision on Thursday to offer the job of State Superintendent of Public Instruction to current Dearborn Public Schools…
The State Board of Education was in the spotlight a lot this week. On Tuesday, the Board unanimously voted to issue a statement calling Governor Snyder's Executive Order (EO) to move the School Reform/Redesign Office (SRRO) out of MDE and into the…
The House and Senate Education Committees each took testimony this week on a pair of bills that would create a state-level STEM diploma endorsement that students could earn through their secondary-level coursework. MASSP testified with concerns…
The State Board has narrowed the field of state superintendent candidates down to 3 names: Brian Whiston (Dearborn Public Schools), Scott Menzel (Washtenaw ISD), and Vickie Markavitch (Oakland Schools). The three will have their final interviews…
Budget hearings for the 2015-16 budget continued in Lansing and testimony in the Senate K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee took an interesting turn this week. What started out as a discussion of Governor Snyder's proposals specific to career and…
MASSP's second annual Legislative Day was this past Tuesday, February 24 and Principals from around the state once again came to Lansing for a successful day of advocacy on the issues that affect you at the building level. If you couldn't make it to…