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Khan Academy Challenge - Pledge Your School Today

Are your students using Khan Academy to increase academic achievement measured by the SAT suite of assessments? Now's your chance to get your students on board! MASSP has teamed up with the College Board and the Michigan College Access Network to launch the Khan Academy Challenge Pledge. Our goal is for students and schools across the state to realize the benefits of free practice on Khan Academy. It's easy to sign on and the benefits are fantastic for all those involved.

Khan Academy Challenge Pledge

By signing onto the pledge, schools will commit to ensuring that students have:

  • A single College Board account with accurate and current profile information, including:
    • Student's full name (as bubbled on College Board Answer Sheet documents)
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The Positive Impact of Student Leadership

Welcome back for another awesome school year. Gearing up and getting organized means that you are also meeting with key leadership groups in your building. One of your most influential groups are your student leaders - if they are functioning well it makes the building run smoothly and positively impacts your climate and culture.

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#MASSPchat - Same Great Discussion, More Convenient Format!

As noted in last week's Weblines we are changing up the format of #MASSPchat this year to a slow chat. This means we will post the topic and a single question each day of the week allowing everyone to post and share ideas throughout the week as it is convenient (and not during a given hour of time). As you post a response, please be sure to use the question number and include the hashtag #MASSPchat so that everyone in the chat can see your comment. As usual, we strongly encourage all participants to feel free to respond to each other's posts and not just to the prompt. This is a great PLN to belong to and we welcome anyone who wishes to exchange ideas to join our discussions.

First Ever Slow Chat Topic! Setting Goals

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MDE Communications to Note - Week of Aug. 28

Each week, MASSP looks through all of the MDE communications sent to the field, including Memos and Spotlight, to ensure that you're aware of important information and deadlines. On Thursday, several MDE Memos were issued that you don't want to miss regarding Pupil Accounting, Dual Enrollment and Opioid-Related Overdoses. Each memo can be found below.

MEMO #083-17
2017-18 Pupil Accounting Manual Update

The Michigan Department of Education has released an updated version of the Pupil Accounting Manual for the 2017-18 school year. The new manual is available on the Office of State Aid and School Finance website, or may be accessed directly through the following link.

See the full memo: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/PAM_August_599461_7.pdf

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MDE Guidance Issued on Emergency Seclusion and Physical Restraint

On Thursday, the Michigan Department of Education released guidance documents for school districts on implementing the new laws governing the emergency use of seclusion and physical restraint. These documents include an FAQ, a sample documentation form, and a sample debriefing form. To assist you in getting your head around this information, we’ve excerpted some key sections of the FAQ that Principals will want to be aware of.