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Coming into this week, there was lots of hype about a possible deal on MPSERS reform…the Senate Education Committee (where SB 401, the Senate version of a bill to close the MPSERS system has been referred) had posted a meeting with no specific…
The House Education Reform Committee was packed to the gills on Thursday when they took testimony, but did not vote on a pair of bills that would—among other things—simplify the process for getting a non-medical waiver (i.e. a waiver for religious…
The Senate Education Committee met Tuesday to take testimony on a pair of bills (SB 343-44) that would affect secondary principals: one to require districts to provide students with regional information on in-demand occupations during the EDP…
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. Bottom line: the state’s chief economists now project…
Nearly 350 Principals and other school administrators joined MASSP and MASA in East Lansing on Tuesday for a one-day conference to cover the new legal requirements that schools have under the Zero Tolerance and Seclusion & Restraint legislation…
In its third week of hearings Senate Education Subcommittee on the Michigan Merit Curriculum took testimony from St. Clair High School principal and MASSP Region 5 Representative Ron Miller along with Northview High School principal and MASSP Past-…
Both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees met on Tuesday of this week and moved their respective versions of the K-12 budget to the floor, taking the next procedural step in the budget process. While there were some technical amendments…
The State Board met on Tuesday for the first time since MDE submitted its final Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan to the US Department of Education and that plan along with the recently released report of the Governor’s Commission on 21st…
The substitute teacher shortage facing Michigan schools was in the spotlight during Thursday’s House Education Reform Committee meeting. The panel took testimony on three different bills that seek to address the issue by expanding the pool of people…
The House Workforce and talent Development Committee took more testimony on and reported out a quartet of bills (see our earlier article on the bills for details) that would make revisions to the MMC…all four of which passed the full House on…
The first week of April will mark the beginning of the legislative spring break and, unsurprisingly, the legislature is scrambling to tie up some loose ends and check a few last boxes before they head home for a two-week hiatus. Little information…
The Michigan House of Representatives is once again debating changes to the Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC). A four-bill package was taken up for testimony this past Tuesday in the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee. Taken together,…