Teachers and the colleges that prepare them currently face an array of standards depending on a teacher’s specialty and other factors. The State Board of Education asked the Professional Standards Commission for Teachers to boil all those standards into a single coherent document as one of the first steps for coming changes to teacher preparation program approval.
The board also supported plans by the Department of Education to ditch its current periodic review of teacher education programs in favor of requiring the programs to receive national accreditation.
Governor Jennifer Granholm has signed the budget for K-12.
The School Aid budget is one of the larger budgets, providing $13 billion ($34.9 million general fund) for K-12 districts, intermediate school districts and charter schools. The budget is $900,000 ($90,400 general fund) smaller than the 2006-07 budget.
Improving student knowledge should trump short-term savings
The state's tough new high school curriculum is the most important education reform in Michigan in a decade, but it's being threatened by politicians who are putting short-term savings ahead of the state's long-term interests. While other states and nations are rapidly implementing innovative education reforms to compete for knowledge economy jobs, Michigan lawmakers are considering major cuts that will undermine two of the most essential economic boosters: the new high school curriculum and state assessment.
We've slowly collected some information from advisers around Michigan regarding leadership classes. If you are interested in knowing more about offering a leadership class at your school (high school or middle), these advisers have established programs and are willing to share their information. We hope to continue building this page as we discover more schools offering leadership classes!
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