Thursday's House Education Committee hearing was particularly busy this week as the panel passed both House Joint Resolution B (HJR B), which would amend the Michigan Constitution to allow for special education vouchers, and HB 4136, which would require students to pass the same test given to people seeking US citizenship in order to graduate high school.
Building a trusting relationship is a two-way street that takes time. Both parties must make a concerted effort to earn mutual trust through conversations, shared vision, and a partnership focused on success for all.
The Senate Education Committee had a packed house this week as they took up a pair of controversial issues—the most concerning of which for Principals is a bill that would replace Michigan's current ELA and mathematics content standards with the 2008-2009 Massachusetts contents standards.
My children don't believe it, but I vividly remember how I felt when I graduated from high school. I'm reminded every spring, as I begin to receive calls from exasperated administrators about year-end senior shenanigans. Eventually, the calls get around to whether it is legal to ban offending seniors from the prom or commencement.