Beginning at Wayne RESA on November 29 and continuing at locations around the state through the month of December, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will be holding a series of forums across Michigan to gather input from educators, advocates, parents, students, and the public regarding specific proposed components of the nation’s new federal education law: the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Now is the time after the lightning flash but before the thunder. It's too early to say with certainty exactly what the election will mean for education policy in Michigan, but we can start to piece things together. We can also start to figure out what we know and what we don't. Here are some key takeaways for Principals from the election:
The Topic: Improving Communication
As we all know poor communication can lead to a number of problems. As administrators we need to focus on how to communicate clearly but also to adapt communication to the audience and to provide just what our stakeholders need.
Written by Katy VanCuren, Assistant Principal at Rockford High School and AP Western Representative on the MASSP Board of Directors
Want more of your students to aim for college? Here’s an easy way to help them fill out the FAFSA, a lead predictor of college aspirations. Once they see how much aid they can get, 9 in 10 students who file the FAFSA are motivated enough to enroll in college. And that helps build a college-going culture at your school.
Here’s how to make that happen:
Announce FAFSA/College Goal to your parents and students. A printable PDF flyer is attached below for your use to help share the message.