The MDE recently issued a memo in regard to Michigan's admin certification law with the hope of clearing up a who needs certification. They specifically included the definition of “Administrating Instructional Programs.” Please be sure to take a look at the memo below, which is reprinted in it's entirety, or view the official PDF here. If you are in need of K-12 Admin Certification, MASSP is the only state-approved alternative provider of the the certificate through our highly regarded Path to Leadership program. Click here to learn more about this year-long opportunity to gain certification.
As many of you know, this year, students who take the SAT will be able to enter score sends on their Answer Sheets, in addition to being able to order score sends through their college board accounts.
Any Score Send requests in the online accounts will supersede those on the answer sheet, but the College Board feels that having this option on the answer sheet will increase the probability that students will take advantage of their free score sends. Students will be given a form with all of the 4-digit college codes to use.
Although we've seen a bit of a thaw and the sun made an appearance or two last week, it's easy to find yourself (and staff and students) in the doldrums this time of year. Forget having a "case of the Mondays" - for many of us it seems like Monday every day during the long stretch between the holidays and Spring Break. Let's talk about ways to break up the dreariness, dealing with winter illness and keeping stress to a minimum.
Early Thursday morning, the state House of Representatives defeated a bill that would have rolled back the state's income tax rate—at a cost to the state's general fund of over $1 billion—and put even greater pressure on the School Aid Fund to absorb general fund costs. The narrow defeat (52 yeas to 55 nays) came after a marathon session that started on Wednesday afternoon, but with at least three more months to go before 2017-2018 budgets are finalized, this issue could resurface.
Written and provided for MASSP by the attorneys at Lusk Alberston, P.C.
In the days since President Trump's Inauguration, social discourse on a host of issues – immigration, trade, great big walls, and more – seems to have reached a fever pitch, particularly on social media. Fortunate is the Facebook timeline or Twitter feed devoid of political commentary from a relative, friend, or co-worker.
Our young people have not been immune to this rhetoric. In the days following the election, stories of chanting students, (dis)organized protests, and incidents of bullying raced around the globe, offering an unflattering insight into a small, but vocal, segment of America's youth.