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Day of Action on Title II Funding (6/14)

Please join MASSP and participate in a coordinated national Title II Day of Action on Wednesday, June 14 to advocate for the policies that could significantly impact school leaders, principals, teachers, other educators and the students they serve. To join in this effort with us, along with NASSP, NAESP, AFSA, New Leaders, ASCD and Learning Forward, please consider doing the following:

Today: Sign up for the Thunderclap, which will post a message on your Twitter or Facebook account at exactly 10 a.m. on June 14. Also, please share this information with your members or other networks – anyone can participate!

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House, Senate Reach Budget Agreement

The conference committee on the 2017-18 School Aid Fund budget met this afternoon and reported out the agreement reached between the House and Senate. The conference report calls for a $60-$120 per pupil foundation increase using the 2X formula, an increase in At-​Risk funding of $120 million and retention of a $100 million offset for MPSERS costs. The agreement also includes a nearly $500 million set aside to fund a yet-to-be-determined agreement that is rumored to close the state's MPSERS system, though no details are yet available.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

Governor Rick Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive) and House Speaker Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt) have reportedly reached a tentative agreement on restructuring the MPSERS system. While rumors are rampant (many of them contradictory) about the shape of the agreement, no solid details are available, though it seems clear that any agreement is limited to new school employees who are hired after this proposed compromise takes effect.

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AP/IB Test Fee Reimbursement for Low-Income Students

Last week, MDE issued a Memo regarding important information about the Advanced Placement (AP) test fee reduction grant for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 and the process schools must follow in order to receive reimbursement. The memo can be found here or reprinted in its entirety below.

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Important Opportunity for the Field to Give Feedback

The College Board is working to continue to improve the implementation for all schools. More specifically, they want to hear your feedback about this spring’s PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT administration. Please take a moment and consider responding to this survey and sharing your feedback by June 16, 2017.

Additionally, please note that the College Board will be joining us at EdCon at the end of this month. If you have specific needs or questions, that's a great time to speak with Ted Gardella and his team.