See the announcement below about the 2014 Doodle 4 Google contest. The contest winner will take home both a $30K scholarship for him or herself and a $50K grant for a new tech lab in his or her school.
Budget season is officially underway with the release on Wednesday of Governor Snyder's executive budget recommendation. The recommendation includes some increases in foundation allowance, additional funding to offset MPSERS costs for schools and, importantly, funding for a new educator evaluation system as recommended by the MCEE. The House Education Committee took a week off from hearing testimony on the pair of bills that would spell out the policy details of that new evaluation system.
A joint meeting of the House and Senate education policy and appropriations committees held its second hearing on Wednesday and took testimony from, among others, ACT and MASSP on the question of state assessments.
Governor Snyder presented his budget recommendation to a joint session of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Wednesday. The recommendation included an increase to district foundations allowances of between $83 and $111, a continuation of earlier equity payments and other foundation increases originally deemed temporary, and a new categorical to fund educator evaluation systems.