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February 2008 State Superintendent Podcast : The Plans We Have...

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan highlights the educational initiatives outlined in Governor Jennifer M. Granholm's State of the State address, and their importance to delivering a quality education for every child in Michigan and making our state one of the best places to live, to learn, and to earn.

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Powerpoint and Resources for Science Curriculum Update

Here is the resource link and the powerpoint for today's webinar (2-19-08) on Science.

Science Curriculum page:,1607,7-140-38924_41644_42814---,00.html

Powerpoint: Attached

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Advocating for the Principal – It’s been a good week

February 15, 2008 – I spent some time in the Governor’s Office visiting with Chuck Wilbur, Education Policy Advisor for Governor Granholm. Joining me was Don Wotruba, MASB Government Affairs Director. Our topic was the Governor’s proposed 21st Century Schools proposal, i.e., Small High Schools. We advised Chuck that many were seeing this as a “bricks and mortar” proposal. And, a surprising number of perceived to be high performance high schools met the criteria to be eligible for grants under the original wording. He was surprised and said this was not the intent.

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Michigan Summit on Model High Schools

Michigan Summit on Model High Schools
April 16-18, 2008 | Radisson, Kalamazoo

This conference is designed to improve opportunities to stimulate thinking about high school design in order to promote:

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Last Chance

Nominations for Secretary of the Year are due February 15th!

March 1st is the special workshop on employment contracts - sign up!

CTE Showcase entries are due...

Come'on West Michigan, sign up for "Are They Telling the Truth!"

Try not to forget valentines day.

Get these done, you're cool.