Make sure to check out these three announcements from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) regarding important deadlines and opportunities related to Michigan Merit Exam (MME) training, MME/ACT accomodations, and the Superintendent's Dropout Challenge Video Contest.
Michigan Merit Exam Spring 2014 MME Training Information
Thrun Law Firm's September 26, 2013 School Law Notes included an article that addresses the requirements of Section 1249 relating to the performance evaluation system for building-level school administrators and central office administrators who are regularly involved in instructional matters.
The Thrun law firm granted MASSP permission to share an article printed in Thrun’s School Law Notes regarding compliance with teacher evaluation requirements. The article serves as an excellent reminder of what all schools should currently be doing to be in compliance with the legislation.
The House Education Committee took up two sweeping bills this week that appear to be on a troubling fast track. HB 5111 would prohibit students from enrolling in fourth grade without first being proficient on the state's third grade reading assessment while HB 5112 would replace Michigan entire school accountability system with a new letter grade system beginning in 2015-16.