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Special Message from the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators

October is National Principals Month, and MASA would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of building leaders across the state for their commitment to enriching the lives of Michigan’s students. Superintendents know the essential role that principals play in our school buildings. We rely on their passion and their pursuit of educational excellence to drive the success of our students. Today, and every day, we thank our principals for all that they do.

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When Is Something a Title IX Issue and When Is It Not?

There has been a lot of attention given to Title IX in recent months, due in no small part to the atrocities perpetrated by Larry Nasser at MSU and the ensuing criminal prosecutions. And while the spotlight on East Lansing may give us the feeling that Title IX compliance is really a university-level issue, its mandates also fully apply to the K-12 setting. To that end, school district administrators have been wrapping their heads around Title IX compliance to understand both what it takes to stay on the right side of the law and to ensure that students feel safe and supported in school in a manner contemplated by Title IX. However, with increased awareness often comes confusion.

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We're Looking for the Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year

It's that time of the year! Consider nominating your school's unsung super hero(s) as one of Michigan's 2019 administrators of the year. Now's your chance to help MASSP put the spotlight on excellent leadership!'s picture

Get Your Building Secretaries the Support They Need!

Let’s face it…building secretaries and administrative assistants are key people in every school. Many of them get very little training and support and are largely expected to learn on the job. MASSP is partnering with Michigan Association of Superintendent’s & Administrators (MASA) to host Elevate: Executive & Administrative Assistant's Conference – a fantastic two-day event in East Lansing offering a wide array of topics to support the work of secretaries who work in buildings, as well as at the district and ISD level.

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Webcast: The Election and Education

The latest edition in our ongoing Legislative Update webcast series takes a look at the upcoming November general election. We walk through which offices are up for grabs, talk about what is at stake for educators, review the three ballot initiatives and their implications for the balance of political power in Michigan, and look at what trends from the August primary election might forecast for November.

Click the image below to watch the eight-minute webcast (.mp4).