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$3.9M Educational IT Grant Available - Worth a Read

Michigan high schools, career centers, and community colleges are the benefactors of a three-year, $3.9M Educational IT Grant, which is available to all 28 Michigan community colleges and 300 high schools at no cost. The high school package for the Microsoft IT Academy (ITA) includes 50 Microsoft Office licenses, access to online curriculum and courses, certification vouchers for faculty or staff (10 for MOS, 10 for MCE, and 10 for MTA), and 500 MOS certification vouchers for students. This is not a complete list, but gives a sense of what’s included with the package.'s picture

#MASSPchat 12/1 - Building Higher Ed and Business Partnerships

The Topic:
This week we are excited to have a joint Tweetchat with our colleagues from the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators (@OASSA). We thought it would be beneficial to share ideas and information on building higher ed and business partnerships. OASSA's President Elect, Neil Gupta, will be our moderator.

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#MASSPchat - The Holidays and Your School's picture

#MASSPchat 11/24- The Holiday Season and the School Community

Meet Our Moderator:
MASSP's Executive Director, Wendy Zdeb-Roper (@massp), will moderate this week's #MASSPchat. Wendy Zdeb-Roper became the Executive Director of MASSP in August of 2011. She has been an educator for 16 years, 6 years as a teacher and 10 years as an administrator. She began her career as a teacher and a coach at Warren, Fitzgerald HS. She went on to become AP and AD at St. Clair HS in St. Clair County.

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Debunking a Common Myth about the Michigan Open Meetings Act

We see stories on the news frequently about board meetings and how they are conducted. Just this week, the University of Michigan Board of Regents was criticized for closing a public meeting because the presence of protesters. The standards that apply to these situations can be confusing and are often the subject of intense debate. In this issue of LegalEase, we take a look at the statutes applicable to these situations and decipher exactly when public bodies can be in closed sessions.

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