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Opportunity for Michigan Educators to Travel to Nepal

Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for Michigan Educators

We have received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad program to bring some 15 Michigan educators to Nepal for a month this summer (June 12-July 13, 2009). We are inviting applications from K-12 teachers, school administrators and educators. The theme of the program this year is "Nepal in the Contemporary World" and teachers of world civilization, geography, civics and democracy and related social sciences would benefit the most.

Application information is available at:
http://asianstudies.msu.edu/outreach/2009Nepalgpa/index.htm

Questions? Contact Murari Suvedi at suvedi@msu.edu

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Teachers Key to Reversing High Failure Rate in Math

Teachers Key to Reversing High Failure Rate in Math
March 31, 2009
By Rick DuFour

We received a query from a high school principal about the failure rate in algebra in his school. At the end of the first quarter, 44 percent of students were receiving grades of D or F. At the end of the first semester, the rate had increased to 55 percent. When the administration met with the teachers to offer support, teachers took the following positions:

1. The problem was caused by the fact that middle school teachers were not giving students the necessary skills.

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Teachers Key to Reversing High Failure Rate in Math

Teachers Key to Reversing High Failure Rate in Math
March 31, 2009
By Rick DuFour

We received a query from a high school principal about the failure rate in algebra in his school. At the end of the first quarter, 44 percent of students were receiving grades of D or F. At the end of the first semester, the rate had increased to 55 percent. When the administration met with the teachers to offer support, teachers took the following positions:

1. The problem was caused by the fact that middle school teachers were not giving students the necessary skills.

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We’re Not Alone

We have not yet taken a position in regard to House Bill 4410 (The Sheltrown bill). None of the statewide associations with whom we work have either. The superintendent association has not. The ISD superintendent association has not. The school board's association has not. The MEA has not. The Department of Education has not. The MI Chamber has not. And, no legislative caucus has as well. Yet, MASSP is threatened by some from the CTE community to support the bill or lose their membership.

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