Written by Jaysen Anderson (@jaysenanderson), Assistant Principal, North High School, St. Paul, MN. Article reprinted with permission from Mission Driven Leadership (http://missiondrivenleadership.com/)
There were fireworks on Wednesday in the Senate K-12 budget subcommittee when the panel took testimony from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) on the funding for a new educator evaluation system proposed in Governor Snyder's budget.
The Senate K-12 budget subcommittee took its first testimony Wednesday on a proposed new educator evaluation system and it was clear from the questions asked that the Senate panel is not yet sold on the idea. However, it was also clear that subcommittee members had an incomplete understanding of the recommendation, which has so far only been discussed at length in the House, not in the Senate.
On Wednesday, the House Education Committee took testimony, but did not vote on legislation that would require the State Board of Education to change Michigan's social studies content standards and assessments to include a host of additional "American heritage" education topics. These same bills passed the Senate late last year and, while far from perfect, are a significant improvement from the versions that were originally introduced.
It's that time of year again – show your appreciation for your building administrator who does so much for so many, yet is oftentimes an unsung hero. Nominate your fearless leader for the 2013-14 Michigan Principal of the Year!
MASSP is currently accepting nominations for the following awards:
- High School Principal of the Year
- Middle Level Principal of the Year
- CTE Administrator of the Year
Although there can only be one winner in each category, the nomination itself is a great honor for anyone lucky enough to receive it.