Michigan is in the process of renewing our ESEA flexibility waiver and the Michigan Department of Education has opened up public comment on the proposed changes. So why take time out of your far-too-busy schedule to try to get your head around our federal waiver? Let me give you 4 compelling reasons:
- Because the waiver dictates many of the accountability measures you have to deal with in your buildings, like Priority and Focus Schools, school accountability scorecards (the color-coded report card), and even teacher evaluations.
The list of candidates for the next state Superintendent of Public Instruction has been winnowed down to three names. But whoever gets the job will be overseeing a smaller Michigan Department of Education (MDE) as Governor Snyder signed an executive order this week moving the State School Reform/Redesign Office out of MDE and into the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget.
A recent ASCD article by Bill Daggett outlined five transformative trends in education that are changing the face of education. During this week’s chat we’ll discuss the trends identified by Daggett and share how you currently see these trends in place at your own school as well as how you would like to see them expand or grow in the future. Check out Daggett’s article to prep for our discussion.
Budget hearings for the 2015-16 budget continued in Lansing and testimony in the Senate K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee took an interesting turn this week.