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In response to today's announcement by Governor Whitmer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for MDHHS, that Michigan will begin offering rapid COVID-19 tests to schools and the goal that all schools begin…
Governor Whitmer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for MDHHS, announced today that Michigan will begin offering rapid COVID-19 tests to schools that want to employ voluntary rapid testing as part of their…
In December, 398 MASSP members weighed in on both immediate, pandemic-related priorities and longer-term policy priorities for the 2021-2022 legislative session. This is the most participation our priorities survey has garnered since we started it…
Today, Governor Whitmer and Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for MDHHS announced that Michigan is entering the next phase for COVID-19 vaccinations, which means that beginning this coming Monday, January 11,…
At the beginning of each legislative session, MASSP looks to its members to help set proactive policy priorities. In 2019-20, MASSP members identified three policy priorities: school funding, student & staff mental health, and supervision and…
Twas the night before shutdown and all through D.C. politicians were scrambling because COVID-19 required more stimulus to cover the costs of vaccines and schools and jobs that were lost. A 6,000 page bill is the solution they wrote, with something…
On Friday, Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced that – beginning Monday, December 21 – districts will be able to resume in-person instruction for all students in grades 9-12 as well as some limited…
Lame duck 2020 is now in the books. All told, over a dozen education related bills and bill packages that impact education were on the move during this lame duck session. The topics they address cover a range of issues and include new alternative…
Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, and MDHHS Director Robert Gordon announced that, effective at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, December 21, students in…
On Friday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) officials provided additional information about COVID-19 vaccination plans for Michigan, including priority groups for vaccination administration, the vaccine development and…
The State House was forced to cancel session this week in response to concerns about a possible COVID-19 outbreak tied to Rudy Giuliani's appearance at a Michigan House Oversight Committee hearing during the first week of December, shortly before…
At her press conference today, Governor Whitmer and MDHHS Director Robert Gordon announced that the current epidemic order, which requires remote learning for most students in grades 9-12, will be extended until Sunday, December 20 at 11:59 p.m. The…