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School Aid Update

Jim By Jim Ballard
MASSP Executive Director

SB 1107, 2008-09 School Aid has passed the Senate and is now in discussion before the House Appropriations sub-committee for Education. I’d be surprised to see movement of the bill to the full Appropriations Committee until after the report to this committee by the legislative finance research staff as to how much money they think is in the state check book is completed. There are still some things kicking about.

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Michigan Forums Seek Solutions to Dropout Problem

map of michigan Finding ways to fix Michigan’s dropout crisis is the focus of public hearings that began May 8 as part of a statewide initiative to increase the number of high school graduates to stabilize a weak economy.

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If they can’t read, hold them back…

Wayne Kuipers

Sen. Wayne, Kuipers, bill's sponsor

...That was the concept in the original SB 842. The bill has an entirely new look today, but still is causing some big concerns within the education community.

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Resources for Personal Curriculum Webinar 5-06-08

Here are the powerpoint and other resources for the Personal Curriculum Webinar-- Mathematics 5-06-08

Mathematics
Powerpoint
Effective Strategies for Teaching Students with Difficulties in Mathematics
A Study Guide to a Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades ETS
Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching
Intervention Lenses Click Here to Download

 

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STW draft

STW draft