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Now Available: Your 2018-19 Learning Opportunities

After another year of supporting teaching and learning, you have a clear understanding of your stakeholders’ needs. So, now what? Consider your next steps and systematic implementation.

MASSP is ready to support your next steps in-district and/or at regional sites for the 2018-19 school year. As you assess your individual and collective needs and priorities, consider the following to determine your professional development path:

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

It was a hectic next-to-last week of session before summer break and there are dozens of bills in play as both chambers cut deals to try and get their priorities across the finish line going into the summer primaries and party conventions…so look forward to MASSP's post-session breakdown and in the meantime, strap in for a roller coaster overview.

Chelsey Martinez's picture

Spring 2019 Testing Information Announced

Spring 2019 testing information was announced in this week's MDE Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accessibility. In case you missed it, the article in reprinted in its entirety below.

The PSAT 8/9 will be administered to 8th graders in place of the M-STEP English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics assessments in Spring 2019 and will be administered as a paper/pencil assessment. Grade 8 students will continue to take the M-STEP science and social studies as online assessments. The M-STEP ELA and mathematics tests will still be available as optional assessments in Spring 2019 for those schools wanting to administer them.

Chelsey Martinez's picture

The College Board Wants to Share Your Story

The College Board is developing a principal webinar series and newsletter launch. The Michigan College Board team is looking for building administrators interested in co-presenting in a webinar series or authoring a monthly newsletter. If you have had success in one of the areas below and would be willing to share your story, please reach out to Jason Feig at


Webinar Title: "Building a Culture of College and Career Success"
Webinar Topics: Cross program primer on FY 18-19 CB topics

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Member Spotlight: Jenny Fee

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.

Jenny Fee, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, East Grand Rapids Public Schools

How long have you worked in education?
24 years

How long have you been an administrator?
11 years