Chris's picture

MI-LIFE Program

The MI-LIFE Program has been providing a valuable professional learning opportunity for over 500 school administrators in Michigan. Because of the success of the program based on evaluations and feedback from those who have participated, plans are being made to continue to offer an updated version of the program in the fall of 2009.

Ballard's picture

Band for P.E. Credit... Not So Much (SB 0365)

If this Bill passes the fifth bullet may impact you!  You may want your district spokesperson to contact your Senator!


Senate Bill 365 would amend the Revised School Code to do the following: 

Ballard's picture

Here’s What We Did For You Today

The State Superintendent’s memo regarding the use of power standards you received in the past few days is the result of a lot of work by MASSP. The memo vindicates what we’ve been saying to you ever since the passage of the MMC -- there is a lot more flexibility in the standards than believed.

MASSP put considerable effort into getting this memo written to your advantage, the building principal. I hope you will now put it to your use.

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MASSP Unveils New Program

The Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) is seeking schools that demonstrate exemplary commitment to student education.  Together, with our sponsor MEEMIC Insurance Company, MASSP is pleased to announce the kick off of our new school recognition program Ready, Set, Success!

MASSP Executive Director, Jim Ballard explains, “We want to honor schools whose decisions have resulted in positive change. We also want to share the secrets of success with other schools across the state.  MEEMIC Insurance Company shares our commitment to giving back to the Michigan educational community, and is partnering with us in support of this effort.”

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Students Can Do Amazing Things

By Kadi Pojeta

We hear a lot of talk about school climate and school improvement these days. Most of these talks happen among the adults involved in the schools - principals, teachers, school board members. Let us not forget some of the most powerful and eager people within the walls of your school building - students! Depending on your perspective, kids can do amazing things or they're  a troubled generation. Regardless of your view, here's what I've learned working closely with student leaders all around Michigan: