The MASSP membership identified "student mental health" as a legislative priority this year. The MASSP Board of Directors spent some time this week helping to define student mental health concerns and the need schools have for support on this issue. During this week's chat, let's explore this topic and how you are addressing it locally. Take a look below at this week's questions. You might also consider taking a look at this NPR article.
Spring is nearing and the educational topics to explore are endless. Let’s take the time to share and reflect on multiple ideas; ideas focused on the most current educational articles and research. We will engage with the topics of: culture, decision making, professional learning, and goals. As we explore these questions, together, we will be supporting our own thinking as well as the thinking of our colleagues. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn and grow with fellow leaders.
This week's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability has a few important items to take note of, which we've outlined below. You can also access the full edition of MDE's newsletter here.
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Discussion is ongoing in both chambers related to school accountability systems and changing the current state law on intervention in academically struggling schools (this marks the fifth straight week for testimony in the Senate Education Committee and the second week for the House Education Reform Committee). Where these discussions are going to lead and what the timeline is for action is unclear…especially since school accountability is also wrapped up in the discussion on Michigan’s ESSA plan, which is currently out in a draft form for public comment.