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It was a week for controversial issues in the House and Senate Education Committees. The Senate Education Committee met briefly on Tuesday to report out SB 574, a controversial bill that would require that any county enhancement millages passed in…
The House Committee on Workforce and Talent Development met first thing Tuesday to take testimony from State Superintendent Brian Whiston and Director of the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development Roger Curtis on the recommendations…
During what was otherwise a pretty slow week for education policy, the House Education Reform Committee met Thursday to take up a pair of bills. The committee reported out HB 4735—introduced by Rep. Aaron Miller (R-Sturgis)—which would allow…
The House K-12 budget subcommittee met on Tuesday morning to hear joint testimony from MDE and the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development (TED) on career and technical education in Michigan and the recommendations of the Michigan…
The Senate Education Committee kicked off the week with a hearing Tuesday on legislation that would expand the scope of Michigan’s current education savings account (ESA) program (which currently covers only higher education) to include education-…
The Michigan Legislature returned this week from their summer recess and, while all was quiet in the Senate, the House Education Reform Committee already has a hearing under its belt. On Thursday, the House Education Reform Committee met jointly…
On Wednesday, MASSP’s Bob Kefgen hosted a back-to-school legislative update webinar to cover the big issues facing educators, review the new laws that Principals will be adjusting to this fall, and preview the education issues that are likely to be…
On Thursday, MASSP’s Bob Kefgen hosted a legislative update webinar to review the latest out of Lansing, preview the major issues facing Principals going into the 2017-18 school year, and highlight some of the education issues that will be making…
The budget is a wrap; a MPSERS bill is wending its way to Governor Snyder’s desk; and the state legislature has gone home for the summer. It would be a stretch to say that the final week of legislative session was drama-free, but compared to the…
On Tuesday afternoon, Governor Snyder and legislative leadership announced that they had reached a conceptual agreement on both a bill to make further changes to the MPSERS system and a plan for spending the $495 million that the legislature set…
UPDATE (20 June 2017): The House voted today to concur with SB 401, the version of MPSERS legislation that passed the Senate last week. The bill was passed without any changes, meaning this was the final vote needed to send the MPSERS agreement to…
Earlier today, the House and Senate Education Committees both reported out identical versions of the proposed MPSERS bills (HB 4647 and SB 401) that were originally announced yesterday. Both chambers have scheduled a floor vote on these bills for…