With many districts canceling school this week due to the extreme cold, it is a good time to review Michigan's snow days laws. The following press release from the Michigan Department of Education, which went out to the field earlier this month, provides a good overview of what state policy requires.
Winter Weather Prompts ‘Snow Days’ Questions
What State Law Says About These Missed Days
The start of the New Year saw Governor Snyder sign several new education-themed bills into law. Some of these new laws bring major changes of importance to educators K-12. The new laws and their requirements are discussed below.
If you don’t plan to compete for a new job in the next year or so – or know anyone who is – it’s safe to skip this blog post. If you or someone you know may seek a new position, please read on and consider sharing this with a colleague.
In the education job market of today, results matter. Yet education leaders most often think about their work in terms of mastery – not necessarily accomplishments. Karen Reiff, The Resume Strategist, asks the following questions of would-be job seekers:
- Can you list your major professional accomplishments in action terms?
Your Principal does so much for so many, yet is oftentimes an unsung hero. Help MASSP put the spotlight on excellent leadership! Nominate your outstanding building administrator for the 2014-15 Michigan Principal of the Year.
MASSP is currently accepting nominations for the following awards:
- High School Principal of the Year
- Middle Level Principal of the Year
- CTE Administrator of the Year
Although there can only be one winner in each category, the nomination itself is a great honor for anyone lucky enough to receive it.