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On Thursday, the House Education Committee took up a pair of bills that are of particular interest to Principals. HB 4501, introduced by Rep. John Reilly (R-Oakland), would effectively make it optional for schools to administer the WorkKeys portion…
The onslaught of legislation resulting from the recommendations of the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance continued this week with a hearing in the Senate Economic Development Committee on a pair of bills. SB 684, introduced by Senator Ken Horn (R-…
The House Workforce and Talent Development Committee heavily modified and reported out versions of the Career Pathways Alliance legislation (HB 5139-42 and HB 5145) first thing Tuesday morning. By the end of the day Wednesday, when the legislature…
On Wednesday, the House passed a package of legislation nominally aimed at enacting the recommendations of the Career Pathways Alliance, though some of the final bills that passed bear little or no resemblance to the actual recommendations. The…
A debate about reforming municipal employee retirement benefits sucked all the oxygen out of the room this past week and committee hearings on a number of education bills that were slated for Thursday were cancelled due to late session nights in…
After a lengthy review process that included several revisions, the US Department of Education on Tuesday approved Michigan’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which includes such provisions as replacing Michigan’s color-coded…
Recently, MASSP members may have heard about a package of legislation that would amend Michigan’s truancy laws. These bills, which are based on recommendations that came from Michigan’s School Justice Partnership, have been awaiting a hearing in the…
On Wednesday, the Senate passed Senate Bills 584-586, which will allow individuals who obtain a special endorsement with his or her concealed pistol license to carry concealed weapons within schools, day care centers, bars, arenas, churches and…
The House Committee on Workforce and Talent Development held a second round of testimony Tuesday morning on a package of legislation billed as enacting the recommendations of the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance—though in reality the bills bear…
The Senate was not in session this week, but the House took up enough education related issues for both chambers. The House Workforce and Talent Development Committee continued their discussions on the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance…
The Senate Education Committee took testimony (though, unfortunately, did not vote) Tuesday on a pair of bills (HB 4421-22)that would begin to address Michigan’s substitute teacher shortage by—among other things—allowing recent retirees to…
Following two weeks of testimony about the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance (MCPA) recommendations, five new bills were introduced in the House this week. The legislation deals with various topics related to CTE and is being couched as enacting the…