The Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness is moving forward with plans to implement a pilot study of variety of teacher evaluation tools - even though funding details are still being finalized. School districts who are interested in participating in the pilot are being asked to submit the attached application. Participating districts will benefit from training and a full suite of materials for the framework they will be implementing along with an opportunity to use a variety of student growth measures.
Are you looking for a way to reward your student leaders and keep them engaged over the summer? There are TONS of ways to get your students registered for MASC/MAHS Leadership Camps.
Registration numbers are already well beyond where they were at this point last year. So use the following as a quick guide to getting your group registrations in for camp BEFORE the deadline to avoid delay or confusion!
Registrations are accepted until June 29, 2012. After that date, we can only accept students as space allows.
The MEEMIC Foundation for the Future of Education is now accepting its annual grant applications. Grant funding is available up to $2,500 for any Michigan educator to help provide additional financial support for classrooms or education programs.
The selection is based on the number of students who will benefit from the program, demonstrated need for funding, and how the program will enhance current and future curriculum. This selection is made by the Foundation selection committee.
The Legislature is gone...for now at least. While the House managed to pass the MPSERS reform bill, SB 1040, before they left, the Senate swung and missed, leaving the legislation and schools and school employees in limbo going into next school year.
Schools and school employees are being left in limbo, at least for a while, as the Senate adjourned without taking action on the MPSERS reform legislation. A version of the bill that was supposedly a final deal passed the House early on Thursday, but failed to garner the expected support in the Senate.