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The Limits on Student Speech in These Interesting Times

Written by Kevin Sutton, Attorney and Partner at Lusk Albertson PLC

Make America Great Again. Resist. Black Lives Matter. Blue Lives Matter. Charlottesville. Obamacare. Drain the Swamp.

It's fair to say that we are living in interesting times. It's also fair to say that there is no shortage of opinions out there regarding, well, just about everything. Add in the ease with which we can instantly communicate with the entire world (see: social media) and you have an interesting cocktail of emotions, responses, allegations, and arguments to contend with daily.'s picture

Free Webinar: Transforming Character Development and Social & Emotional Learning Through Technology

The landscape is changing: administrators are faced with real pressure to better address and educate students and parents on the issues and challenges facing students today. Technology is impacting the way students and parents engage in content around wellness and mental health.

Join MASSP and our partners at Evolution Labs on Thursday, October 5, from 1 -2 p.m. for a free informative webinar on new strategies that are shaping content consumption around social and emotional learning, social norming and character development.

The presentation will uncover new strategies to deploy critical information to students and parents, including:

  • Academic pressures
  • Mental health
  • Social media
  • Bullying/Cyber-bullying
  • Stress management
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Governor's High School Cyber Security Challenge

Teams comprised of three high school students from schools across the state are invited to participate in a round of challenges designed to test their knowledge of cybersecurity, computer science and information technology.

There is NO COST for students to participate in any of the challenges. The only requirements are an interest in cybersecurity and a familiarity with computers. This is a great cyber security learning opportunity for all high school students in Michigan.

Round Zero

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Member Spotlight: Carrie Balk

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.

Carrie Balk, Principal, Three Rivers High School

How long have you worked in education?
15 years

How long have you been an administrator?
4 years

Give us a few personal details.
My husband, Bryan, and I have two children - Brayden (age 10) and Collin (age 8).

What do you find most challenging about your job?

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The House K-12 budget subcommittee met on Tuesday morning to hear joint testimony from MDE and the Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development (TED) on career and technical education in Michigan and the recommendations of the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance (MCPA). The recommendations (which are just that in many cases, though a few are tied to specific bills) cover a broad array of ideas from increasing access to career and college counseling for students to supporting schools in recruiting and retaining CTE instructors to (yet more) MMC changes.