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Building Usage of On-Line Instruction from MVU Survey

Please take just a moment and let us know your building usage of on-line instruction that comes from Michigan Virtual University.

Please use the following link to fill out the survey, http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=UY92XYF89E_2bMC6Lh_2b2HPyA_3d_3d.

-Jim

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Professional Learning MASSP Style

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by Diane McMillan
Associate Director

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Green Schools Event -- Greening of Milan Expo set for April 20-21

The Greening of Milan Expo will be April 20-21st from 9 am to 9 pm on Monday April 20th and 8 am to 4 pm on Tuesday April 21st. Speakers include Kristine Moffitt of Michigan Green Schools organization. Milan High Conservation Generation student leaders will also present on their efforts to help Milan High go green and save green. Other neat features include WMU's solar car, a Ford Fusion Hybrid, and more!

This is a great way to kick start your student-led effort in helping to conserve and save -- so bring a group of students.

Or for school professionals (teacher leaders, administrators, maintenance & grounds), presentations also included LEED-certification for buildings, school energy audits services, and other great ways to save the school budget while becoming green-friendly!

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Special Offer for School Violence Conference

After much anticipation, the online registration for the 2009 Great
Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference & Expo is now available at
www.michigan.gov/HSC-schools. As you may know MSP/EMHSD, has
developed a day specifically for school personnel and first responders.
This is a tremendous opportunity and I would strongly encourage schools
in your community to participate.

The conference will be held on Wednesday, May 6 at the DeVos Place in
Grand Rapids. During the conference, there will be top-rated speakers,
hands-on workshop sessions, networking opportunities and an expanded
exhibit hall.

Registration

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Punishment – MDE Style

MASSP is in the doghouse with the Department of Education. Two reasons: Trying to shift the money spent on the 9th grade social studies exam to EXPLORE, and our public statement about the proposed MI-SAS accreditation program.

When polled, 97% of our membership doesn’t see value in the 9th grade social studies exam. Our governor in her state-of-the-state speech called on us to find ways to reduce wasted state costs without hurting its citizens. So we proposed legislation to shift this money to something 60% of schools do value. We feel it is a matter of equality.