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#MASSPchat 5/4 - SAT Transition Best Practices

The Topic:
Let's share best practice ideas that will help our students make the transition from the ACT to the SAT.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

Proposal 1 (which would raise money to fix our roads and protect school funding) will be on the ballot this Tuesday, May 5, so go vote…vote yes…and take a fried or seventeen to the polls with you. This past Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee reported out SB 103—a largely stripped down version of educator evaluation legislation—which now goes to the Senate floor before heading to the House.

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Vote YES on Prop 1 This Tuesday, May 5

It's time! This Tuesday, May 5, you will have the chance to go to the polls to VOTE YES for Proposal 1. But don't just drive yourself. Rent a bus and gather up every friend, relative, neighbor, and acquaintance you have and take them with you! Elections are decided by those who show up and—with turnout expected to be low—it's up us to make it possible for the State to fix our crumbling roads while protecting schools.

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Senate Ed Committee Reports Eval Bill

On Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee reported out SB 103, an educator evaluation bill that falls far short of addressing the needs of schools. Despite testimony from a number of groups about the importance of using research-based evaluation frameworks and having training for Principals and other evaluators neither issue was addressed in the legislation that passed committee.

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#MASSPchat 4/27 - Student Engagement

The Topic:
Educational experts agree that quality teaching is the single most important factor in improving educational outcomes for all students. Section 1249 (380.1249) of the Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) was passed into law with the expressed purpose of improving educator effectiveness.