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Difficult Conversations: Not Always Comfortable, However Necessary

In the world of education, much like the world around us, there are always times when we are presented with difficult situations that require courageous conversations. We have the choice to avoid them, face them and handle them with frustration and judgment, or handle them well. Acting with intention is a key to developing shared understanding, mutual safety, and space for collaborative dialogue. These conversations can be difficult, however are necessary for the betterment of relationships.

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Member Spotlight: Neil DeLuca

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.

Neil DeLuca, High School Principal, Rochester High School

How long have you worked in education?
15 years

How long have you been an administrator?
3 years

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Grow with Google Coming to Lansing

On March 9 and 10, Grow with Google will be providing educators and others free training, demos, coaching with Google employees, and the opportunity to talk with Google's incredible local partner organizations. The sessions will be held at the Gannon Building on the campus of Lansing Community College in downtown Lansing (see the flyers linked at the bottom of this article for more information).

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Michigan Data Hub & Early Warning Indicators

Does your school currently have an early warning system in place to identify and support struggling students? If not, consider using the State of Michigan’s new Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS). The product of a partnership between MDE and the Michigan Data Hub, the EWIMS program promotes a research-based approach to identify students who are showing signs of risk for dropping out of school, examines the underlying causes to match students’ needs to interventions, and monitors students’ progress and the success of those interventions.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The House and Senate K-12 budget subcommittees started hearings this week on the 2018-19 School Aid Fund budget and it quickly became obvious that—while legislators like the idea of giving schools a significant foundation increase going into a major election cycle—there was little support with either subcommittee chair for the Governor's proposals to reduce cyber school foundation or cap shared time expenditures as a way to fund that increase.