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Region 7 Meeting

There will be a region 7 meeting on Wednesday, November 12 at the LaCantina restaurant in Paw Paw. A social will begin @ 5:00 with dinner @ 6:00. Jim Ballard will be at the meeting to answer any questions we may have. Please RSVP to me as soon as possible: rkuhlman@vicksburg.k12.mi.us. Hope to see you there.

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Fifth Year Graduation Rate Option Included in New NCLB Regulations

Apparently, the U.S. Department of Education heard from enough states, including Michigan, about the need for states to be given credit for 5th year graduating students. SEE RELATED STORY.

In the recently released NCLB guidelines, this provision is included:

Graduation Rates Within NCLB

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U.S. Dept. of Ed Releases Uniform Graduation Rate Calculation Regulations

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings issued the long-awaited final regulations on Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act, which include a requirement that states use a uniform calculation for determining every high school’s graduation rate.

Michigan is ahead of the federal requirement. Michigan began to use this formula this year for reporting the graduation cohort and dropout rate through the Center for Educational Performance and Information(CEPI).

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Introducing the Principal's Coach

Greg BishopThoughts from the Principal’s Coach
By Greg Bishop

Contact Greg at greg@mymassp.com 

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From the President: Where's the Hope?

Dave BFrom the President
Dave Barry, Principal Walled Lake Central HS

Anybody but me notice that this is an election year? I participate reluctantly in our political process. I know good Americans keep close tabs on what is going on and vote when they are given the chance. But I don't like it. I tend not to trust what any politician says or put much hope in his or her ability to truly change things. I don't necessarily think I'm right, but it's my default position.