All 9-12 Principals and MME test coordinators received this email from Jim Griffiths at the BAA yesterday and we wanted to make sure that you take advantage of this great opportunity for free ACT online prep.
The Michigan Department of Education is pleased to announce the availability of the ACT Online Prep program at no charge to all eligible Michigan public and non-public high schools for students in grades 10–12.
This service will be available approximately one week after ACT receives your school’s order form through September 30, 2013.
Michigan's director of the Schools to Watch program, Dr. Nic Cooper, is proud to announce three new schools to be designated this year and one school to be redesignated as Schools to Watch. These schools are exemplars of middle level education in the state and join 9 other schools that have been designated in the past 6 years. The Schools to Watch designation is meant to convey that these schools are ones that others can visit to gain an idea of how they might improve their middle school program.
Students and educators from Career and Technical Education (CTE) Centers and High Schools will showcase and display programs from around the state preparing students for future careers and using innovative ways to teach the Michigan Merit Curriculum.
The budget process marches on as both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees reported their versions of the School Aid budget this week. The bills will likely come up for a vote by the full chamber this coming week before the process moves on to conference committee.
Senator Mark Jansen (R-Gaines Twp.) said Thursday that he plans to work on a substitute in the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS) reform to change the effective date to avoid a mass exodus of teachers before the school year ends. The current version of SB 1040 has an effective date of July 1, meaning employees would have to retire prior to the end of the current school year in order to avoid the changes made by the legislation.