On Wednesday, House Education Committee members heard testimony on and debated a pair of bills that would tackle two separate but equally controversial issues. One bill would attempt to replace Michigan's current accountability system with a single new letter-grade scorecard system. The other would mandate that schools retain third graders who are not proficient on the third grade reading MEAP until they attain proficiency.
In an effort to increase consistency and understanding, the U.S. (and every other country in the world) is moving to a new set of hazardous chemical communication standards called the "Globally Harmonized System" (GHS). And while the world's chemical engineers have to learn a few new tricks, keep in mind that this change is going to impact you and your staff too.
Written by Dr. Norman Gear, Principal, Everett High School; Member At-Large, MASSP Board of Directors
Everett High School was identified as a Priority School (PS) in 2012-2013 due to the school not meeting the achievement requirements identified from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). The MDE identifies a PS as being in the lower 5 percent of the Top-to-Bottom List (TTBL) and having one or more subgroups perform thirty percent or more below other students.
If ever there was a year for a high school to start a FIRST Robotics team, this is it! There are two separate grants, one from the state and one private. A new team can get both.