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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…
On Tuesday afternoon, the House K-12 budget subcommittee reported out its version of the K-12 budget for 2018-19. Like the Governor and the Senate, the House included a sizable foundation increase on the 2X formula, some new funding for CTE and the…
Just before leaving for their spring break, the House Education Reform Committee reported out a package of eight bills that would make significant changes to the laws governing teacher preparation in Michigan. Among other things, the legislation…
On Tuesday, the Senate K-12 budget subcommittee reported out its proposal for the 2018-19 School Aid budget…a proposal that looked a lot like Governor Snyder's executive budget recommendation with a few key changes. The House held off on reporting…