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What Can Building Administrators Do To Retain Teachers? (Part 6/7)

Five weeks ago, I wrote an article "Teacher Shortage, Teachers Leaving the Profession What Can Building Administrators Do About It?" In the article, six factors were cited for teachers leaving the profession that building administrators can influence and impact. This week's article is part six of a seven-part series that will focus on how to give teachers the opportunity to participate in decision making.

Can you think of a time when…

  • A decision was made that directly impacts your daily work without the chance to give feedback?
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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The education action in the third week of the 2018 lame duck legislative session kicked off on Tuesday when the Senate Education Committee met to take testimony on eight different pieces of House legislation including the two so-called Innovative District bills (HB 6314-15) and five bills dealing with teacher preparation reform (HB 5598, 5602-05).

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MASSP's New Website - Coming Dec. 27!

After more than a year of work, the MASSP staff and I are pleased to announce that the launch of our new website is just around the corner on Dec. 27. We are truly excited to flip the switch on our new, state of the art website, which has been designed to deliver the best information, resources and access to professional development for you – our members. When visiting the new site for the first time, you'll notice a fresh design, as well as an updated navigation and page structure. And while there are plenty of new bells and whistles, don't worry...all of the same premier MASSP resources you've come to know and trust are still there.

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House Passes A-F Letter Grade Bills, Lowers Student Growth and Sub Age Requirements

Just after 3 a.m. today, the House passed legislation (HB 5526) that would create a new school accountability system. The vote came at the end of a marathon 17-hour session that ran over two days. Supporters of the bill garnered the bare minimum 56 yes votes needed to pass the bill.

There were many moving pieces in the bill and it was heavily amended in the final hours and even minutes before the vote. The biggest change from earlier versions was that oversight authority for the new accountability system was given to the Department of Education. The original version of HB 5526 gave that authority to a controversial 13-member commission that was to be politically appointed.

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What Can Building Administrators Do To Retain Teachers? (Part 5/7)

Four weeks ago, I wrote an article "Teacher Shortage, Teachers Leaving the Profession What Can Building Administrators Do About It?" In the article, six factors were cited for teachers leaving the profession that building administrators can influence and impact. This week's article is part five of a seven-part series that will focus on providing opportunities for teachers to lead from the classroom.