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Supt. Flanagan Releases Consolidation Proposal

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan made statewide headlines this past week for his recent proposal in which he calls for the state to force the consolidation of some services at the ISD level.

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Common Core Subcommittee Sets Hearings

The House Education Subcommittee on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has announced that it will meet four times this summer with an eye toward making a recommendation in time for action in early September. At stake in these hearings is whether Michigan will continue its participation in the CCSS, or abandon three years of planning, training, and transition activities with no alternative plan of action.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The legislature has adjourned for the summer, but not before it took steps on both Common Core and dissolving deficit school districts. Last Thursday the House named a subcommittee to study and make recommendations on Michigan's continued participation in the Common Core State Standards.

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MASSP Introduces Engage

If you attended EdCon13 this past week, you heard me talk about Engage, MASSP's new tool for principals and other supporters to increase their voice in the legislative process. Engage is a web-based tool that will make it fast and simple for MASSP members to communicate with their lawmakers and find information on key issues and legislation.

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House Names Subcommittee on Common Core

On Thursday, the House announced the creation of a subcommittee to study and make recommendations on Michigan's continued participation in the Common Core State Standards. The subcommittee has not yet scheduled any meetings, but unofficial indications are that the group will be meeting through the summer. A list of subcommittee members is below.