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$2M in Title II PD Grants Available Until 8/10

The MDE is funding Title II, Part A, Teacher and Leader Instruction Support Competitive Grant Program now through Aug. 10. This is a significant opportunity to receive high-quality professional development at a minimal expense to the district. MASSP has a number of high-quality programs that are approved for these grants, including:

Mentoring & Coaching

  • Mentoring and Executive Coaching - Goal-Focused Leadership:
    In this customized experience, a mentor coach works with an individual to evaluate current status, set goals, support implementation and progress monitor over time. Learn more.

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Supreme Court: Schools Can Ban Weapons on District Property

On Friday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that school districts are not barred from banning guns on their property. The Court, in its majority opinion, opined that the Legislature may preempt these types of bans and prohibit districts from adopting such policies, but "it has not done so here." The opinion, regarding the Ann Arbor and Clio cases, goes on to say, "Not only has our Legislature not preempted school districts' regulation of guns by implication, it has expressed its intent not to preempt such regulation." The ruling affirms the Court of Appeals' ruling on the case.

If you're interested in the Court's full opinion, you can read it here.

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Nominate Your Leader for the MASA 2019 Superintendent of the Year Award

The MASA Superintendent of the Year Award is given out each year by the Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators to a superintendent who has shown tremendous effort and dedication to enriching the lives of children and the community. This prestigious award recognizes strong leadership and creativity in successfully meeting the needs of students, as well as highly accomplished communication skills, professionalism and community involvement.

The process to nominate your superintendent for the 2019 Superintendent of the Year Award is simple:

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$2M in Title IIa Funds Available for Building, District and Teacher Leader Supports - Aug. 10 Application Deadline

Last week, MDE announced that approximately $2 million in Title IIa funds is now available to support improving the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders. The grant funding has been allocated for the following activities:

  1. Building and District Leader Supports:
    Provide training and support for principals or other school leaders who are recruited as part of instructional leadership teams. (ESEA § 2101(c)(4)(B)(v)(II))

  2. Teacher Supports:
    Provide training and support for teacher leaders who are recruited as part of instructional leadership teams. (ESEA § 2101(c)(4)(B)(v)(II))

  3. Educator Evaluation System Supports:
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#GoOpen Michigan - Openly Licensed Educational Resources

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE), in collaboration with its #GoOpen Michigan strategic partners, announces the launch of the #GoOpen Michigan Microsite, goopenmichigan.org. The #GoOpen Michigan Microsite is a virtual library of openly licensed educational resources (OER), as well as a collaboration space for Michigan educators who are dedicated to using high-quality, standards aligned OER.

The microsite will allow educators and students to: