The Topic: Recently, I tweeted an intriguing article about the age old debate: management vs. leadership. The article—entitled The Difference Between Administrator and Leader—can be found here: http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/difference-between-administrator-and-leader.
On Friday, a federal court judge issued an order granted a preliminary injunction on PA 269, which lifts the gag order that was currently affecting the more than 100 local districts and communities that have March elections and prevents the law from being enforced without further action from the court.
The House Education took up a series of issues this week, several of which are of interest to Principals. The committee passed out a package of four bills that puts a spotlight on the importance of professional development for teachers and administrators. They also took testimony on three other issues: year-round school, making school calendar and schedule prohibited subjects of bargaining, and requiring local boards to establish social media usage policies.
Professional Development Bills
A pair of bills aimed at addressing the ongoing financial problems in the Detroit Public Schools were given their first hearing Thursday afternoon in the Senate Government Operations Committee.
Written by Jennifer Smith, Director of Government Relations for MASB.
Friday afternoon, Judge John Corbett O’Meara issued an order granting a preliminary injunction on PA 269. This means the law can’t be enforced until further action by the court. This lifts the gag order that was currently affecting the more than 100 local districts and communities that have March elections.