MDE Communications to Note - Week of Oct. 2

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Each week, MASSP looks through all of the MDE communications sent to the field, including Memos and Spotlight, to ensure that you're aware of important information and deadlines. On Thursday, several MDE Memos were issued that you don't want to miss regarding 21f changes and Educator workforce white papers and webinars. Each memo can be found below.

MEMO #107-17
Section 21f Education Development Plan Requirement Change

The Michigan Department of Education received several inquiries regarding Section 21f of the State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1621f), with concern over the requirement for education development plans for students enrolled part-time through a shared time program, or otherwise through Section 166b of the State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1766b). Effective immediately, membership shall not be deducted for a student who enrolled under Section 166b, who is also enrolled in more than two virtual courses under Section 21f, where the enrolling district does not have an education development plan on file.

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MEMO #108-17
Educator Workforce White Papers and Webinars

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Office of Educator Talent (OET) announces the availability of the first two white papers in a new series that will provide research and analysis on important trends in Michigan’s educator workforce. The white paper series is intended to support stakeholders in making informed decisions regarding educator preparation, credentialing, hiring, professional development, and retention. The publication of each white paper will be accompanied by a webinar in which participants will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with the paper’s author(s). Information on the first two papers, including links to access the full text, and webinars, including registration instructions, is provided below.

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