73 - 84 of 225
On Tuesday morning, the Senate K-12 budget subcommittee reported out its version of the K-12 budget for 2018-19. What’s in? The Senate included a sizable foundation increase on the 2X formula, new funding for CTE programs that do not have access to…
On Tuesday, the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee passed HB 4106 and HB 5676, a pair of bills that could make it easier for high school students to earn credit for work-based learning experiences and should also simplify the process…
The House Judiciary Committee took it's second week of testimony on a quartet of bills that would make significant changes to Michigan truancy laws and this week the school community had its opportunity to make the case for amendments to the bills.…
On Tuesday, the House Law and Justice Committee passed a trio of bills (HB 5130-32) that would change the law around expulsion and school attendance of a pupil convicted of criminal sexual conduct when the victim attends the same school. Under the…
On Tuesday, the House Law and Justice Committee started debate on a trio of bills (HB 5130-32) that would change the law around expulsion and school attendance of a pupil convicted of criminal sexual conduct when the victim attends the same school……
The House and Senate K-12 budget subcommittees started hearings this week on the 2018-19 School Aid Fund budget and it quickly became obvious that—while legislators like the idea of giving schools a significant foundation increase going into a major…
On Wednesday, Governor Snyder rolled out his eighth and final budget recommendation, which contained—among other things—a proposal for the largest single-year foundation increase since 2002: $120-240 per pupil on the 2X formula. Other highlights…
On Tuesday, the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee and the Senate Education Committee heard testimony (separately) from representatives of the College Board, who presented on the tools and supports available to students and educators…
Scheduling season is here and—as many Principals are doubtless aware—the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) world language requirements change again for this year's eighth grade class. In 2014, the Legislature added language that allowed students…
On Tuesday, Governor Snyder delivered his eighth and final State of the State address, setting the stage for the upcoming negotiations on the 2018-19 budget. For Principals, the most striking highlight of Tuesday's speech was an announcement that…
The Senate Education Committee took testimony Tuesday on SB 727, a bill to eliminate the Basic Skills Test (currently the SAT) for teachers going through alternative certification programs…the argument being that the things being assessed may not be…
On Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Education went live with their Parent Dashboard, the new online data portal that is replacing the old color-coded school report card and other previous school accountability systems. The Consensus Revenue…