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MDE Begins Discussions with Seven New Districts To Build Partnership Agreements

State Superintendent Brian Whiston and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will be entering into discussions with seven new school districts to develop Partnership Agreements with the goal of improving achievement levels at these struggling schools in Michigan.

“These will be positive, yet pressing, conversations with the leaders of these districts to get their struggling schools back on track,” Whiston said. “We want to provide as many local and state-level partners as possible to help students in these schools be successful.”

Many in the education community are familiar with Michigan’s past system, using the labels of Reward, Focus and Priority schools. Now, the Partnership model, under Whiston’s leadership, is the method being used by MDE.'s picture

No #MASSPchat This Week

There will be no #MASSPchat questions posted this week as we will be meeting with our PLN face-to-face on Monday and Tuesday at the Principal's Summit in Detroit. We'll post a new topic and questions next week!

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Member Spotlight: Kevin Beazley

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Kevin Beazley, Principal and Athletic Director, Clinton High School

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The Senate was not in session this week, but the House took up enough education related issues for both chambers. The House Workforce and Talent Development Committee continued their discussions on the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance recommendations this week and took testimony on the five bills that were introduced on this topic last week (the chair indicated that there would be at least one more week of testimony before any votes were taken). The House Education Reform Committee met Thursday on a variety of bills.'s picture

#MASSPchat - Innovation

One of the things I love about being the Executive Director at MASSP is the opportunity to travel around our state providing professional development. It also allows me to talk to people about what is happening in their districts and learn about many great programs. In our chat this week, I'd like to give everyone in our PLN a chance to learn about the great things each of you are doing. Let's share!

This Week's Questions: (one posted each day)

  • Q1 (Monday): There is a strong push in our state to improve opportunities for career exploration. How do you expose students to different career options K-12? #masspchat