As of Sunday at 1:45 p.m., the College Going Culture conference being held tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 2 at Lansing Community College - West Campus is still scheduled to run. However, due to the increased snow in the forecast, we understand that participants are trying to make plans.
In June 2014, in a last-minute flurry of activity before leaving for their summer recess, the Michigan Legislature passed a pair of bills that made changes to the Michigan Merit Curriculum. Now schools are working their way through the first year under the new rules. Let's chat about how your district is handling the changes. Prior to Monday's chat, you may want to refresh your memory by reviewing the series of articles that MASSP put out after the changes were first passed:
Written by: James R. Rickabaugh, Ph.D.
We have all had the experience of concluding what felt like a productive meeting. Several items were identified for follow-up. Other items were marked for inclusion in the next meeting to be supported by necessary background information and recommendations for action. Yet, when the next meeting of the group arrived, much of the follow-up had not been completed and the new items for consideration were either not ready or had been completely forgotten.
How can we fix this problem? Here are five steps you can consider:
MASSP is a proud partner of the OK2SAY program, which is designed to empower Michigan students, parents, school personnel, community mental health service programs, and law enforcement to share and respond to student safety threats.
The program, which began in September 2014, received 410 tips in just 9 months. Please help empower your students to do the right thing and encourage OK2SAY in your building. More information about the OK2SAY program can be found below. For more information, please visit mi.gov/ok2say.
Make sure you're aware of the school accountability and accreditation reporting requirements and timeline laid out in the follwing memo from The Michigan Department of Education (you can find the original memo here):
MEMO #008-15: Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Accountability & Accreditation School/District Reporting Requirements