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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

On Tuesday, the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee passed HB 4106 and HB 5676, a pair of bills that could make it easier for high school students to earn credit for work-based learning experiences and should also simplify the process for high schools that have to oversee those experiences.'s picture

WorkKeys Testing Time Extended. Are You Ready?

Beginning with this spring's WorkKeys test, students will now have ten more minutes per section. This increase from 45 to 55 minutes will extend ​the ​overall testing time by 30 minutes​, meaning that the total time needed for all three standard-time assessments, including the 15-minute break after the Applied Math test, is now three hours.'s picture

Find Your Energy Source

I recently had a great day at the Aspiring Principal’s Workshop that is offered annually by MASSP. The title says it all. There were 50+ educators attending who were very energized and enthusiastic about making a step into school administration. They were there excited to learn and take in every piece of advice that they could get for their journey. What most of them probably don’t realize is that this day is just as much a benefit to someone like me, who has been on the path for a while now, as it is to them.

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Member Spotlight: Jason Melynchek

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Jason Melynchek, High School Principal, Flushing High School

How long have you worked in education?
19 years

How long have you been an administrator?
12 years's picture

Free Professional Development for AP Computer Science Principles

The MI STEM Advisory Council in cooperation with is offering FREE professional development (including meals and lodging) to teachers who want to teach AP Computer Science Principles (grades 10-12). Michigan no longer requires a computer science endorsement to teach computer science classes, so any teacher with an interest and aptitude can offer the course. Additionally, the PD will provide interested teachers with the resources needed (including a course curriculum) to teach AP Computer Science Principles this coming fall. AP CSP only has 27 seats remaining, so sign up soon to reserve your seat.