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Calling All Future Computer Scientists!

The Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Michigan is hosting GirlsEncoded, an event aimed at high school girls to expose them to the fantastic field of computer science!

The event will take place on November 8th at the University of Michigan from 10am to 5pm. There will be activities, guest speakers, lab tours, and a student panel! Parents are invited to attend with their student. Participants will also be provided lunch, and we're asking a $5 registration fee to help partly cover the costs.'s picture

An Open Letter to the Michigan Legislature and the Michigan Department of Education

Dear policy makers:

As the principal of a high school with 1,350 students, I want to register a number of very serious concerns about the planned State testing schedule for 2014-15. This year’s planned testing will seriously hurt student learning and is an unworkable burden for high schools. Further, the results from these tests will mean almost nothing to students or schools moving forward. As such, I would strongly encourage a complete reconsideration of the proposed testing schedule.

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In Honor of National Principal’s Month…

Countless studies have confirmed over and over again that the single most important factor in determining the success of a school and its culture is the leadership provided by the Principal.

Every decision and every action reflects what is best for the students. Principals understand that the most important aspect of their job is advocating for students. Not a day, or rarely an hour, goes by when Principals are not making important decisions regarding the learning or the safety of students under their supervision.'s picture

#MASSPchat for Monday

Join us for #MASSPchat this coming Monday with Ryan Eash, Education Evangelist at TechSmith. Don't just lurk - make sure you're participating and chatty! We'll choose the participant with the best tweets to receive a FREE copy of either Snagit or Camtasia.

About Ryan
Ryan joined TechSmith in 2007 as an Instructional Designer and Trainer before moving into his Evangelist role in 2013.

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Strive for a Safer Drive

S4SD is a high school safe-driving initiative led by teens for teens.  The program is open to high schools in Michigan counties with the highest number of teen driver crashes involving fatalities and serious injuries. 

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