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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…
Budget season is now in full swing and both the House and Senate K-12 budget subcommittees took testimony from the State Budget Office on the specifics of the Governor's proposal. Among the more interesting highlights from the presentation (and…
The start of the New Year saw Governor Snyder sign several new education-themed bills into law. Some of these new laws bring major changes of importance to educators K-12. The new laws and their requirements are discussed below. Senate Bill No. 74,…
The legislature is still ramping up for the 2015-16 session and no education bills have yet come up in either chamber, though the usual beginning-of-term onslaught of legislators introducing new education proposals is in full swing. Things will kick…
Officials from the state Department of Treasury and the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies met formally on Friday to come to consensus on the revenue numbers that the Governor and Legislature will use in building their budget recommendations for the…