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Senate Passes District Dissolution Bills

The Senate passed a pair of bills (HB 4813 & 4815) that would allow the state to dissolve a limited set of school districts if it determines them to no longer be financially viable.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The debate over allowing the state to forcibly dissolve deficit districts was the dominant topic in education politics this past week. A joint meeting of the House and Senate Education Committees debated legislation until 7:30 on Tuesday night. The House Education Committee then took up the bills again the next day and met until after 8:00pm before voting out a version of the legislation for consideration by the full House.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the FY 2013-14 omnibus budget that includes language prohibiting the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) from expending any money to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or the Smarter Balanced assessment.

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MACUL Grants for Technology Equipment and Software (up to $1500)

MACUL has just opened up their grant program for 2013-2014 and have grants of up to $1,500 available for tech equipment and software.

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MEEMIC Grant Opportunity

We understand that it can be difficult to find funding for programs, events, or projects that can enhance students’ classroom experiences.  We are excited to send you information regarding The Meemic Foundation, a non-profit organization created by Meemic Insurance Company.  The Meemic Foundation has been providing financial assistance in the form of grants to schools and educators since 1992. 

During that time, the Foundation has impacted more than 1.5 million students through its financial support of education initiatives.

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