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The Legislature had a short week of session, wrapping up by the middle of Wednesday afternoon as lawmakers headed to Mackinac Island for the annual Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference. Over the past several years, there has been a…
On Tuesday, the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee reported out a pair of education related bills: SB 344 would create an optional state-recognized STEM diploma endorsement that school districts could give students at their discretion…
The House Workforce Committee took testimony but no votes this week on a pair of education bills: SB 344 would create an optional state-recognized STEM diploma endorsement that school districts could give students at their discretion and HB 5907…
The State Treasurer and directors of the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies met Wednesday to come to consensus on the revenue estimates that will be used to finalize state budgets for next year. The short story: better than expected income tax revenue…
State Superintendent Brian Whiston passed away Monday after a battle with cancer, a loss that MASSP and many others in the education community are mourning and one that could have significant implications in terms of state education policy, as the…
In the last few months, both the House and Senate have been working on legislation dealing with sexual assault and sexual abuse. Some of these bills are a direct response to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case while others are ideas that have been…
The House Law and Justice Committee spent Tuesday and Wednesday finishing initial testimony on that chamber's proposed legislation introduced in response to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. Next week that committee will begin the process of…
School safety is a hot topic in Lansing right now. Both the House and Senate have now taken action on legislation designed to improve school safety in Michigan. Previously, a coalition of law enforcement and school groups rolled out the Safer…
The House Law and Justice Committee took a second week of testimony on legislation introduced in response to the Nassar sexual abuse case which includes a handful of bills that would directly impact K-12 education: strengthening mandatory reporter…
PSAT 8/9 will be administered in 8th grade starting in Spring 2019 for accountability in ELA and math. The College Board is offering a free introductory webinar on May 22, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. to provide brief information on the assessment, 2019…
On Monday, Governor Snyder released his version of new school safety legislation which includes $20 million for school security upgrades (compared to the $100 million proposal put forward by law enforcement and school groups which also included…
The House K-12 budget subcommittee met on Tuesday afternoon and reported out their version of the budget which included a counter-proposal to Governor Snyder Marshall Plan for Talent. This is a departure from the Senate version of the K-12 budget…