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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The Legislature returned to Lansing this week for a few more days of session before the election and the Senate Education Committee wasted no time taking up a trio of bills that dealt with everything from cyber schools to foreign exchange students.'s picture

When Is the Principal’s Summit?

For many years, MASSP has offered “Mid-Winter Summits” as multi-day conferences for building administrators – one specifically geared for Principals and the other tailored to meet the needs of Assistant Principals and Deans. After following up with participants at each of these events, we received quite a bit of feedback and subsequently made some changes to our professional development opportunities.

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MDE Communications to Note - Week of Sept. 24

Each week, MASSP looks through all of the MDE communications sent to the field, including Memos and Spotlight, to ensure that you're aware of important information and deadlines. On Thursday, several MDE Memos were issued regarding curriculum-related changes, which we encourage you to take a glance at. Each memo can be found below.

MEMO #145-18
Report of Michigan Merit Curriculum Requirements Fulfilled by Completion of a Career and Technical Education Program or Curriculum

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Slamming the Door Shut on Student Food Deliveries

There's no doubt that it's crucial for today's school administrators to know exactly who is stepping onto school grounds, when, and for how long. Justifiably, we're focused on the significant and serious security threats presented in the current climate. That being said, it's still necessary for an administrator to keep tabs on even the most mundane school visitor. To that end, with students enjoying increased access to technology, and the rise of companies like Uber Eats, schools are now faced with perhaps the blandest security threat of all: food delivery staff.'s picture

I’m Holding You Accountable, Not Hostage!

Leading a culture of accountability allows you to create a sustainable workplace that communicates clear expectations, is growth oriented, focuses on the development of individual employees, is predictable, consistent and safe, generates balanced workloads, breeds leadership, is built on trust, and inspires long-term commitment. So, why do so many leaders struggle with holding their employees accountable? And on the other side of the coin, why do so many people take offense to being held accountable? I believe there are several reasons why, but what commonly happens is that the organization lacks clearly defined protocols for accountability, therefore it is inconsistent and gets poorly executed.