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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

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.

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A Tale of Two Schools

Submitted by The Master Teacher. Written by Donald Hammond, Ph.D., and Jennifer Hammond, Ph.D.'s picture

MDE Guidance: Impact of MMC Changes on CTE Credit, EDP Process

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.'s picture

MDE Announces Spring 2015 ACT, WorkKeys Test Dates

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has finalized dates for the spring 2015 college entrance and work skills assessments.  They are as follows:

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