During the NASSP conference last week I had the opportunity to participate in a 3 hour Ed Camp with secondary school Principals from around the US. One of the sessions I selected was titled , “Rocks or Sucks”. The concept is that a topic is put up and the participants need to move to either the it “rocks” or it “sucks” side of the room- there is no sitting on the fence. We are going to try this format for this week’s #masspchat. You need to pick a side for each topic presented- rocks or sucks and explain your position.
Just in time for ACT week, The College Board has just released a practice PSAT/NMSQT that is aligned to the new, redesigned SAT standards. This test is grade appropriate for students in 10th and 11th grade, so you could have your sophomores take this next week while your juniors are hard at work on the ACT.
MASSP's second annual Legislative Day was this past Tuesday, February 24 and Principals from around the state once again came to Lansing for a successful day of advocacy on the issues that affect you at the building level. If you couldn't make it to Legislative Day, but would like to use our materials for your local meetings or for talking to your legislators back home, you can find them here. The budget process continued this week with hearings in both the House and Senate.
Written by Ted Roelofs. Reprinted with permission from Bridge Magazine.
Bridge asked the leaders of high schools ranked No. 1-11 in the 2014 Academic State Champs to share lessons they’ve learned about raising student achievement. Like all top educators, they were happy to offer success strategies. From their answers, we picked one nugget of wisdom from each school. We begin with #11, Bloomingdale…
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