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Thursday morning's House Education Reform Committee hearing was pretty much the only education-related legislative action this week, but the panel managed to pack a lot into a one-hour hearing. The committee overwhelmingly reported out a pair of…
The Legislature returned to Lansing this week for a few more days of session before the election and the Senate Education Committee wasted no time taking up a trio of bills that dealt with everything from cyber schools to foreign exchange students.…
We've compiled a 9-minute round-up of the most significant changes in school policy and how these changes will affect you, your building and your stakeholders. This informational screencast is the first in our Back-to-School series and covers…
Last week, MDE announced that approximately $2 million in Title IIa funds is now available to support improving the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders. The grant funding has been allocated for the following…
Whether on social media, in the news or even from your staff, you've likely heard about the proposed changes to the Michigan K-12 Social Studies Standards. In case you missed it, here are links to two articles in Bridge Magazine that summarize the…
Tuesday was the only day of legislative session this week, but the House and Senate made it count as they churned through huge agendas and sent over 120 different bills to the Governor's desk before leaving for their summer recess and the campaign…
Both Governor Snyder’s Marshall Plan for Talent and a series of bills collectively referred to as the Career Pathways Alliance legislation made it across the finish line before summer break. A few other bills that weren’t officially part of either…
UPDATE (13 June 2018): During the process of rolling all the major education-related budget bills (K-12, higher education, and community colleges) into a single omnibus bill (HB 5579), the Legislature made a few last tweaks to boilerplate language…
The Michigan Legislature has passed SB 175, allowing for students graduating in 2022-2024 the continued flexibility to substitute arts or CTE courses for one credit of world language. In 2014, the Legislature added language that allowed students…
It was a hectic next-to-last week of session before summer break and there are dozens of bills in play as both chambers cut deals to try and get their priorities across the finish line going into the summer primaries and party conventions…so look…
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…