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Today, Governor Whitmer issued a pair of new executive orders that provide a pathway for reopening gyms, pools and other indoor athletic facilities and resuming organized athletics – including school athletics – subject to some restrictions and…
The House and Senate Fiscal Agencies and the State Department of Treasury met today for a rare August Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference. The theme of the day, which carried through just about every presentation on every topic, was that – while…
Governor Whitmer announced today that she is allocating $65 million in CARES Act funding to support K-12 schools.  The funding is from the Governor’s Education Emergency Relief Fund (GEER). The majority of this funding ($60 million) will go directly…
The Michigan Senate has passed a package of three bills that will largely define a new set of pupil accounting rules and other requirements that districts will have to live under during the 2020-21 school year. HB 5911-13 moved through the Senate on…
With less than 18 hours to go before the Michigan Senate is slated to convene a rare Saturday session, details are becoming clearer on a proposed agreement to resolve the myriad pupil accounting issues that districts face next year. Because the…
The Michigan Department of Education made two announcements this week that are of interest to Principals. The first is a memo that outlines a legal pathway that districts may use to hire student teachers as full time faculty, though it may not work…
Governor Whitmer has declared racism a public health crisis in the State of Michigan. Executive Directive 2020-9, recognizes the impacts of both individual racism and ingrained systemic racism on people and communities of color and directs state…
The executive directors of the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals, the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators, the Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators, and the Michigan Association of…
Although the Senate was not in session, the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee met Tuesday to hear testimony from a variety of speakers. Dr. Katharine Strunk from the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) within Michigan…
On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer announced two new Executive Orders that reinstate limits on indoor social gatherings and bars and restaurants in MERC Regions 6 and 8. Additionally, a number of new resources release released within the last week…
Although the Senate was not in session, the Senate Education and Career Readiness Committee met Tuesday to hear testimony from a variety of speakers. Dr. Katharine Strunk from the Education Policy Innovation Collaborative (EPIC) within Michigan…
On Tuesday, the House Education Committee started the ball rolling on a series of votes that would eventually see the Return to Learn proposal put forward by House and Senate Republicans at the end of June pass all the way through the House and over…