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#MASSPchat - Getting Organized

This week's topic is "Getting Organized." You can find more information and the questions listed below. Here is a Storify summary of last week's discussion: last week's Storify here.

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I was reading this article, which shares tips for getting organized.

As I read it, I was thinking about how essential it is for school administrators to be organized and to have solid organizational systems in place...and if they do not, they better have a top notch administrative assistant. So let's chat about organizational techniques this week!

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October Is Principals Month

Principals typically don't get much recognition, so during the month of October, which is recognized as both Michigan and National Principals Month, we are going to celebrate the great work that all of you do!

Principals are generally so concerned about everyone else's morale that you don't think about your own. Throughout the month, MASSP will be putting the spotlight on YOU – the leader who gets up early, stays up late and goes above and beyond to get the job done. Thank you for your service to your schools, students, staff and your community!

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

During what was otherwise a pretty slow week for education policy, the House Education Reform Committee met Thursday to take up a pair of bills. The committee reported out HB 4735—introduced by Rep. Aaron Miller (R-Sturgis)—which would allow students to dual enroll across state lines if their district is within 20 miles of Michigan’s border with another state.

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Member Spotlight: Donovan Rowe

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Donovan Rowe, Principal, Huron High School

How long have you worked in education?
19 years

How long have you been an administrator?
9 years

Give us a few personal details.
I have a wonderful wife, Cathy, and four great children, ages 17, 15, 14, and 10.

What do you find most challenging about your job?

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#MASSPchat - New Laws in Effect for 2017-18

This week's topic is "New Laws in Effect for 2017-18." You can find more information and the questions listed below. Here is a Storify summary of last week's discussion: last week's Storify here.

More On This Week's Topic:

As you may recall, MASSP's Bob Kefgen authored a Webline article on August 25th outlining new legislation that would impact schools during the 2017-18 school year. Now that things are up and running it may be helpful to talk about how you have put these requirements in place in your school. Here is a link to the article for your review.

The Questions: (one posted each day)