If your middle level math teachers aren't already following AMP21's Facebook group, you may want to recommend that they start! As part of a research study, Wayne State University’s Applied Mathematics Practices for the 21st Century (AMP21) has developed a series of FREE math activities for middle school classes. All activities are aligned with Common Core standards and available through AMP21’s Facebook group.
On Tuesday, June 28, the state of Michigan released the long-awaited Michigan School Finance Study. The report was commissioned with the intent of determining how much funding it takes to adequately educate a student (i.e. get him or her to a level of proficiency on state standards) and whether Michigan's current system is equitable.
Principals will want to be aware that the Verification of Students Not Tested window is currently open, but will close this Wednesday, June 29, 2016. For more detail, check out the article in this week's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability publication from MDE, which is republished below in its entirety.
Verification of Students Not Tested for SAT, M-STEP, and MI-Access
Written by Tracy Wilson, Principal at Grand Haven High School and President of the MASSP Board of Directors
Are you a current administrator who is aspiring to central office? Do you also need to earn your administrator certificate but aren't interested in earning a (or another) Masters Degree? Then the new Horizon + Path to Leadership program may be for you. MASSP and MASA have partnered to bring you the state's first alternative route to certification that incorporates a central office endorsement. Our goal: to help more educators earn a K-12 administrator certificate AND a central office endorsement at an affordable cost and in a manageable time frame.