By Lesli A. Maxwell. As first appeared in Education Week March 26, 2014. Reprinted with permission from Editorial Projects in Education.
This year, Principal Jennifer Hammond and her team of assistant principals will conduct three formal classroom observations of every teacher at Grand Blanc High School, a campus of 2,700 students in suburban Flint, Mich.
We came. We saw. We passed out more Tylenol to advisers than Band-Aids to students. But it was absolutely the event of the year. The theme of this year's Student State Conference was Leadership Avalanche – fitting for the 1,500 student leaders and advisers from over 80 schools that were in attendance. Not many words give justice to the culmination of more than a thousand student leaders from across the state gathering together to share ideas, programs and their desire for improving the lives of others, but a few words do come to mind.
The budget released by both the Senate and House K-12 Appropriations subcommittees included some changes to the current law that governs the new online learning requirements (a.k.a. section 21f). Click here to see Senate budget language in it’s entirety (section 21f starts on page 69, line 25) and click here for the House language (21f starts on page 69, line 24).
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