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It's tempting when confronted with a School Aid Budget proposal to want to boil it down to how much money each version spends per pupil. But at least this year, that isn't a deep enough dive to truly understand what each proposal might mean for your…
In an epic spending spree, the House put forward a proposal this week to spend all $13 billion in federal pandemic relief funding still left on the books. Of that, roughly $4.8 billion would go to K-12 education and most of that money (about $4.2…
The House and Senate K-12 Appropriations Subcommittees both reported out their versions of the 2021-22 School Aid budget on Thursday. With these two bills, we now have budget proposals from all three major players in the budget process (the Governor…
On Friday, the Michigan Department of Health And Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new epidemic order to replace the previous one which was set to expire on April 19. But Principals don't need to worry about any major changes since the new order is…
As infection rates continue to climb in Michigan, educators and parents across the state were swapping rumors that the MDHHS and Governor Whitmer would take some action like requiring schools to shift to remote instruction or putting more severe…
Citing alarming increases in Michigan's COVID-19 case numbers, Governor Whitmer is urging Michigan high schools to shift to remote instruction and schools to suspend all youth sports for two weeks. The recommendation came at a press conference this…
Last week, MASSP reported on an 11 bill package of education legislation introduced by the Michigan Senate Republicans that included everything from evaluation and assessment to retention and substitute teachers...this week we can tell you that,…
Despite months of pressure and a last minute glimmer of hope in the form of SB 261-62, the Michigan Legislature did not end up granting a waiver from the state's statutory assessment requirements before leaving on their spring recess. The U.S.…
The House Education Committee kicked off the week on Tuesday with a jam packed agenda, reporting out HB 4326 (would allow students to use computer coding courses to fulfill the MMC world language requirement), HB 4343 (would require schools to grant…
The Senate Republicans dropped a massive, 11 bill education reform package this week. The bills cover everything from evaluation to assessment and substitute teachers to additional reporting requirements. While the phrase "huge education reform…
Where are we with getting a state or federal waiver from spring testing? That's a good question without a good answer. Do we still have to conduct evaluations and will the Legislature pass a waiver? Yes and we don't know. What about the rules for…
Infection rates are showing increases across the state. Teenagers are showing the highest number of new cases and sporting events in particular look to be a source of spread according to information shared today by the Michigan Department of Health…