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Twelve Teacher Endorsements Being Phased Out

The Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Professional Preparation Services has carefully reviewed data about educator preparation program graduates, K-12 course offerings, and K-12 teacher assignments and determined that 12 teaching endorsements will be phased out and no longer issued on certificates after July 1, 2026.

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Top Michigan High Schools Named to National List

U.S. News and World Report just released it's annual list of “The Best High Schools” in the state and across the nation. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Congratulations to all who made the list, it is quite an accomplishment and there is no doubt that the leadership of the building administrators is significant in making this happen!

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Service Animals and Schools – An Overview

Dogs are remarkable creatures. Man’s best friend and a trusted aide for centuries. Whether on the hunting field, working with police, or assisting someone with a visual impairment, these dynamic animals have a vast skill set that far exceeds playing fetch on a Saturday afternoon.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The State Board met on Tuesday for the first time since MDE submitted its final Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan to the US Department of Education and that plan along with the recently released report of the Governor’s Commission on 21st Century Education were the major topics of discussion. The Senate Education Committee also met Tuesday to take up a pair of bills, the most significant for Principals being a bill (which MASSP supports) to eliminate the sunset on Michigan’s Student Safety Act, which would allow the state to continue with OK-2-SAY, a prevention-based reporting mechanism that allows students to confidentially report tips on potential harm or criminal activities directed at school students, school employees, or schools.