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Meeting with Senate Staff Regarding Compulsory

On Tuesday, November 13th, I was asked to join Dave Michelson, MEA in a meeting with the legislative staff of Senator Brater. She has had for a number of years a bill that would raise the compulsory school age to eighteen, and wants to take a run at it again. Senate Bill 11 is her version. There is a House bill that is scheduled for a hearing in December.

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Leadership Classes in Michigan

We've slowly collected some information from advisers around Michigan regarding leadership classes. If you are interested in knowing more about offering a leadership class at your school (high school or middle), these advisers have established programs and are willing to share their information. We hope to continue building this page as we discover more schools offering leadership classes!

Click below to go to the MASC/MAHS webpage:

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This Legislature seems to be a very bad joke

Once again we’ve been led to believe the 2007-08 budget was complete, and once again we learn that agreement has not been reached. This has gone on since May. It is impacting schools, and it is impacting MASSP membership. Many believe, because they submitted their membership materials to central office to be paid that their membership is in. It isn’t!

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Modification to Personal Curriculum - House Education Committee, SB 403

MASSP had a win today in the House Education Committee. SB 403 (please see past Legislative News) came back before the committee today with "end of course" assessment development back in the bill. We had argued that as the bill came out of the Senate it eliminated the "level playing field" expectation of the new high school requirements. The Chair of the House Education Committee agreed.