The MDE has finalized the Program Evaluation Tool to be used for evaluating district and school initiatives that have the greatest impact on student achievement. A team composed of school improvement and state and federal program leaders have put forth a training plan that would ensure teams from all local educational agencies are in- serviced on the MDE Program Evaluation Tool by summer 2014.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and a Common Errors document regarding the Annual Education Report (AER) that is to be used this summer by local education agencies (LEAs) and schools to meet federal and state reporting requirements.
On May 13, 2014, the Michigan State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the “Policy on Reducing Student Suspensions and Expulsions.” The SBE remains committed to policies that preserve the safest environment possible for all members of Michigan school communities. The policy is intended to be used as a guide to assist school districts as they develop their own policies to reduce suspensions and expulsions and keep students engaged in a rich learning environment.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) are co-hosting a FREE Partnership for Safe Schools training along with the Belleville Police Department and Belleville High School. This two-day training course will take place July 15-16, 2014 in Belleville, Michigan. The course is designed to bring together multiple stakeholders of school safety teams to implement or strengthen school safety plans that enhance the protection of the school environment.