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MCAN's 2018-19 Counselor Course Now Open

Registration is now open for the Michigan College Access Network's 2018-19 School Counselor Postsecondary Planning Training course.

Thanks to generous support from The Kresge Foundation, the training course will be offered for a sixth consecutive year. Co-hosted by the Michigan College Access Network and the Southern Regional Education Board's Go Alliance Academy, the course was collaboratively designed with support and expertise from the following organizations:

  • Michigan Association for College Admissions Counseling
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Spring Testing Schedules - Samples and Information

As in previous years, we have been checking-in with the MASSP Board of Directors and reaching out to Principals around the state to find out how their spring testing schedule is coming along. Some schools have a draft schedule ready to go and were willing to share it - see below. Thanks to those who have shared! If you're willing to share your school's testing schedule so that we can have a number of examples available to assist all of you in your work, please email it (and include your number of students) to Chelsey Martinez at and we'll continue to update and share the list below.

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Firearms, Safety and Schools - A Legal Perspective

Written by attorney Kevin Sutton, Partner at Lusk Albertson, PLC

Donald Trump. The Washington Post. National and state lawmakers. In the wake of the Parkland shooting, it seems everyone is wading into the conversation about firearms and safety – again. State Representative Jim Runestad recently pledged to draft legislation that will allow trained teachers to access firearms stored safely in containers on school property. Whether or not Rep. Runestad's bill gains traction is another matter – even if it is approved by the Legislature, Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed other bills that would have expanded gun rights on school property.

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Job Sharing Teacher Evaluations

Written by Tracy Hall, Administrator for IB and Postsecondary Programs at Bloomfield Hills High School and AP East Representative on the MASSP Board of Directors

The teacher evaluation process is one that has been both lauded and loathed by administrators and teachers alike. PA 173 of 2015 changed how teachers would be evaluated in every way including the required ratings and acceptable evaluation forms/formats, as well as the frequency of evaluations. Districts throughout Michigan were now able to tie student achievement, school improvement, professional development, and staffing decisions to the outcome of teacher evaluations.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

On Tuesday, the Senate K-12 budget subcommittee reported out its proposal for the 2018-19 School Aid budget…a proposal that looked a lot like Governor Snyder's executive budget recommendation with a few key changes. The House held off on reporting out its version of the K-12 budget for next year until after the legislature returns from its spring break in two weeks.