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Because the House Education Committee moved their meeting to Wednesday this week, it was the Senate Education Committee that kicked off the education policy week on Tuesday afternoon when they reported out SB 463, legislation to make completion of…
This week, the Michigan Senate passed SB 395-96, a pair of bills that propose major changes to Michigan's educator evaluation law including reducing the percentage of evaluations based on student growth, restructuring the rating categories, and…
On Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee took its first testimony on SB 395-96, a package of bills to reform Michigan educator evaluation law by, among other things: removing the requirement to base 40% of educator evaluations on student growth…
UPDATE: In the time since this blast first went to MASSP members, the Office of Retirement Services has released a complete and detailed FAQ for this new law. While our article provides an accurate summary, this excellent resource is the go-to…
Recently, MASSP surveyed members about the proposal being debated in Lansing to make completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) a high school graduation requirement. Over 100 people responded to the survey and gave us…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee voted out HB 5021, legislation that would make the MPSERS pension option the default selection for new school employees who do not otherwise make an affirmative choice about what retirement option to choose……
The House Education Committee kicked off the week on Tuesday morning with testimony on HB 5021, legislation that would make the MPSERS pension option the default selection for new school employees who do not otherwise make an affirmative choice…
The House Education Committee took testimony Tuesday on a pair of bills (HB 4241-42) to mandate (and fund the mandate) that every school install and maintain a panic alarm system…it was clear from the testimony and committee member questions, though…
The Senate may soon be considering HB 463, legislation that would make completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) a requirement for high school graduation. This bill was recently introduced by State Senator Darrin Camilleri (…
They didn't return to session until after Labor Day and session was slow on the education front, but the Michigan Legislature was back in town and back to business this week with education-related issues getting testimony in several different…
A lot has happened in Lansing over the last year or so. Some of it you may remember, while some you've likely forgotten. Some things are going to have an immediate impact on principals, while others won't have an impact for several months or maybe…
In 2022, the Michigan Legislature passed a bill amending the Michigan Merit Curriculum to include a half credit of personal finance beginning with students entering the eighth grade in 2023. Earlier this year, MDE finished their internal standards…