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#MASSPchat 5/1: Advice For Those Hired As New Administrators

Think back to your first year as a building administrator. What do you wish you would have known or someone may have told you? Our collaborative chat will focus on supporting the thinking of new administrators while also reminding ourselves and others of the some "basics" of building leadership. Let’s chat it up with a focus on the topic of advice for new administrators.

This Week's Questions:

  1. SKILLS and ABILITIES - If a new principal were to ask you what skills and abilities are necessary to handle the responsibilities of administration, what might you say?

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Twelve Teacher Endorsements Being Phased Out

The Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Professional Preparation Services has carefully reviewed data about educator preparation program graduates, K-12 course offerings, and K-12 teacher assignments and determined that 12 teaching endorsements will be phased out and no longer issued on certificates after July 1, 2026.

For more information, please see MDE's memo, republished in its entirety below.

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Top Michigan High Schools Named to National List

U.S. News and World Report just released it's annual list of “The Best High Schools” in the state and across the nation. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Congratulations to all who made the list, it is quite an accomplishment and there is no doubt that the leadership of the building administrators is significant in making this happen!

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Service Animals and Schools – An Overview

Dogs are remarkable creatures. Man’s best friend and a trusted aide for centuries. Whether on the hunting field, working with police, or assisting someone with a visual impairment, these dynamic animals have a vast skill set that far exceeds playing fetch on a Saturday afternoon.