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AP Exam Fee Waivers: Title IV and The New Rules

Mike Hobolth is the Associate Principal at Lapeer Community Schools, Zemmer Campus and has been an MASSP member since 2002.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The House and Senate reached agreement this week on a 3rd grade reading retention bill, which is now on its way to the Governor. The final bill closely resembles the version that was voted out of the Senate this past spring and retains crucial provisions such as a parent opt-out for allowing students to progress to fourth grade and gives students a variety of ways to demonstrate proficiency so they are not unnecessarily retained.

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House Passes New Seclusion & Restraint Regulations

On Thursday, the House Education Committee passed a nine-bill package of legislation aimed at overhauling Michigan's laws on the use of seclusion and restraint in schools. While the proposed legislation would enact some significant changes, the bills sponsors and their primary champion, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, have worked closely and proactively with the school community and have managed to ally the concerns raised by most school groups, including MASSP.

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#MASSPchat 9/26 - Academic Culture

The Topic: Academic Culture
Creating a culture of success for all of the students in your building is crucial. This week, join me and guest moderator Donna Bougnher, Principal of Grayling High School, to talk about the ways in which we can build and maintain an academic culture that promotes student success.'s picture

Important SAT Updates

There is important SAT-related news for Principals in this week's edition of MDE's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability. Michigan now has it's own dedicated support line and College Board will be producing more-detailed Michigan-specific testing manuals this year. There will also be an additional materials ordering window to accommodate students moving into the district and A LONGER ACCOMMODATED TESTING WINDOW.