Tune in for a discussion on using assessment data with students, the SAT transition and other assessments including NWEA. Wendy is joined by Tammy Jackson, Principal at East Jordan Jr./Sr. High School and the Association's Past President and Donna Boughner, Principal at Grayling High School and the Region 2 Representative on the MASSP Board of Directors.
With the 2015-16 school year in the books, Principals are hopefully enjoying some much deserved downtime and planning ahead for a successful 2016-17. Due to Lansing’s political whirlwind, we know it can be tough (impossible?) to keep up with everything that’s changing and make sure you adjust to changes in the law. With that in mind, we’ve prepared a review of new laws passed and a preview of a few things that may require Principals to adjust in the 2016-17 school year.
Governor Snyder's office announced this week that the state will appeal a recent Michigan Court of Appeals ruling regarding the three percent retirement contributions. While the announcement from the Governor's office is not surprising, what was surprising was an announcement from Attorney General Bill Schuette saying that he is declining to provide counsel in the case. The Republican Attorney General is openly preparing for a gubernatorial run in 2018 and this announcement is the latest in a series of actions taken to distance himself and his office from Governor Snyder.
If your middle level math teachers aren't already following AMP21's Facebook group, you may want to recommend that they start! As part of a research study, Wayne State University’s Applied Mathematics Practices for the 21st Century (AMP21) has developed a series of FREE math activities for middle school classes. All activities are aligned with Common Core standards and available through AMP21’s Facebook group.
On Tuesday, June 28, the state of Michigan released the long-awaited Michigan School Finance Study. The report was commissioned with the intent of determining how much funding it takes to adequately educate a student (i.e. get him or her to a level of proficiency on state standards) and whether Michigan's current system is equitable.