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AP Computer Science Principles-Free Professional Development and Resources

Written by: Kathy A. Surd, President, Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network; Director, Mason-Lake Oceana Mathematics and Science Center; and General Education Coordinator, West Shore ESD

The Michigan Mathematics and Science Center Network (MMSCN), through a grant with code.org, is pleased to announce a professional learning opportunity to support AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). Code.org is one of the 5 approved providers for the AP CSP course by the College Board.

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A Joint Letter to Local School Administrators from MDE and OCR

The following is a joint letter to local administrators from State Superintendent Brian Whiston and Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director Agustin Arbulu regarding the election outcome and student behavior. The letter is posted in its entirety.

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College Board Accommodations Info

A recent edition of MDE's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability has some great information about accommodations including guidance on handling extended testing time for students and submitting changes to accommodations. If you have a new student in your school who had been approved for accommodations at their old school, there are also instructions for transferring that a student's records over to your school's account within the College Board system.

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ESSA Feedback Forums

Beginning at Wayne RESA on November 29 and continuing at locations around the state through the month of December, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will be holding a series of forums across Michigan to gather input from educators, advocates, parents, students, and the public regarding specific proposed components of the nation’s new federal education law: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).