Diane McMillan's picture

Leadership in Tough Times

Diane McMillan's picture

Power to the Principal

This editorial very succintly advocates for MASSP's position on the Principal's Bill of Rights.  It's a good read!  Diane


 

baltimoresun.com

Power to the Principal

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Please Take the Lotto Monies

The supposed quick fixes for school funding is the expansion of times for liquor sales, and add to tobacco taxes. Hey, I’m all for more money for schools. But, do we always have to do it by selling more products that if used by our students they'd get suspended? And, I wish schools had never gotten the lotto money! That money is used against us more than it helps.

Let corrections use the lotto and sin tax money. I’d look forward to a drive passing a billboard saying – Your MI lotto money at work helping support MI's convicts.

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Thank you. No, thank you.

With all the turmoil involving the collapse of the financial foundations of the Michigan public school system I asked our members, “Advise us, what do you want us to do?” Over three hundred members wrote back. Eight of ten responses contained the phrase, “thanks for asking.” You’re welcome. But, thank you for taking the time to write to let me know what you’re thinking. Your comments were insightful, thoughtful, and very helpful. They will be shared with the Board of Directors.

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MDE Dropout Challenge Update

This is a letter from the Superintendent of Public Instruction about the Michigan Department of Education Dropout Challenge.

A few months ago, I asked every public elementary, middle and high school to identify 10-15 students who are nearing or in a transition year with multiple dropout risk factors and provide research-based supports and interventions. It is a simple concept that can have a huge impact.