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#MASSPchat 3/16 - Transformative Trends in Education

The Topic:
A recent ASCD article by Bill Daggett outlined five transformative trends in education that are changing the face of education. During this week’s chat we’ll discuss the trends identified by Daggett and share how you currently see these trends in place at your own school as well as how you would like to see them expand or grow in the future. Check out Daggett’s article to prep for our discussion.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

Budget hearings for the 2015-16 budget continued in Lansing and testimony in the Senate K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee took an interesting turn this week.

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Testimony on CTE Leads to Focus on Post-Secondary Credit

On Wednesday, the Senate K-12 budget subcommittee heard testimony from various state officials supporting the Governor's proposed increases in CTE funding. However, as legislators started asking questions about the Governor's proposed expansion of CTE early/middle college programs, the conversation quickly turned to focus on the problems that students and schools are facing in getting post-secondary credits earned at the high school level recognized by colleges and universities.

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State Board Selects Six State Sup Semifinalists

On Tuesday, the State Board of Education met and identified six semifinalist candidates who have been invited for public interviews next week. According to an MDE press release, over 50 candidates applied for the position from Michigan and around the country. The Board's final choice will replace outgoing State Superintendent Mike Flanagan, who is retiring at the end of June.'s picture

#MASSPchat 3/9 - Best of Series!

The Topic:
This week let’s share some favorites related to the Principalship! Be ready to share your thoughts on "the best" in the following categories:

  • Best preparation for being a Principal
  • Best training/workshop you ever received for being a Principal
  • Best book you have read on being a leader
  • Best movie character for modeling how to be a leader
  • Best leadership quote you've read