The legislature wrapped up its second week of September session without any further action on educator evaluation legislation. With only two weeks left before the election recess, it is important that you email your local senator and make sure he or she know that their schools need this bill to pass BEFORE the election.
Submitted by The Master Teacher. Written by Donald Hammond, Ph.D., and Jennifer Hammond, Ph.D.
To help districts continue to adjust to the recent Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) changes, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recently issued a pair of memos with some additional guidance on awarding credit for career and technical education (CTE) classes and the revisions to the Educational Development Plan (EDP) process. Though these memos will doubtless be of special interest to middle-level and CTE administrators, the guidance also applies more broadly to alternative or cross-disciplinary delivery models, like humanities.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has finalized dates for the spring 2015 college entrance and work skills assessments. They are as follows: