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PSAT 8/9 for 8th Grade Webinar & Workshop Opportunity

PSAT 8/9 will be administered in 8th grade starting in Spring 2019 for accountability in ELA and math. The College Board is offering a free introductory webinar on May 22, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. to provide brief information on the assessment, 2019 test dates, accommodations, reporting features and how to begin preparing for the 8th grade administration. This webinar is a great way to learn a bit about the test itself and the College Board assessment system! If your middle level Principal is not an MASSP member please make sure you share information about this great opportunity. To register for the webinar, visit: tinyurl.com/8GradePSAT.

Workshop Opportunity

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CLARIFICATION - Information About the Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Reduction Grant

MDE MEMO #062-18 - April 26, 2018

On March 22, 2018, a memorandum from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) was distributed to Local and Intermediate School Districts stating that the federal Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Reduction Grant is no longer available and laying out a new 2018 fee schedule for AP and International Baccalaureate (IB) test and registration fees for low-income students. This is in support of goal one (1) of the Michigan Top 10 Education State in 10 years initiative.

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Model Student Handbook - Updated and Ready for Use

An attorney-approved Model Student Handbook is ready for you to use or cut/paste as needed! MASSP is proud to offer our updated Model Student Handbook Service for K-12 building administrators.

Every year, administrators across the state spend time reviewing their handbooks, making updates and changes before sending the document out to print for the next school year. MASSP's Model Student Handbook saves you time and money by providing more than 70 student handbook entries and accompanying documentation, such as parent notifications. The entries are vetted by the attorneys at Lusk Albertson and consistent with Michigan statute and NEOLA policies. Documents are in both Word and PDF formats and easily downloadable for school use. Here's a sample of one entry...

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State of the State Conference 2018

The Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honor Societies (MASC/MAHS) 27th annual State Leadership Conference took place March 24-26 in Grand Rapids. Nearly 2,000 student leaders from more than 100 schools from across the state came together to showcase the strength of Michigan's education system – our young leaders.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

On Monday, Governor Snyder released his version of new school safety legislation which includes $20 million for school security upgrades (compared to the $100 million proposal put forward by law enforcement and school groups which also included funding for personnel) and a new state oversight body (called the Safe Schools Commission) whose duties would include annually reviewing school's safety plans and issuing safety grades to schools based on site inspections. On Tuesday the House Law and Justice Committee held the first of what is expected to be three consecutive weeks of debate on a package of bills introduced in response to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, but which include half a dozen bills that would impact K-12 education.