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State Board Selects Six State Sup Semifinalists

On Tuesday, the State Board of Education met and identified six semifinalist candidates who have been invited for public interviews next week. According to an MDE press release, over 50 candidates applied for the position from Michigan and around the country. The Board's final choice will replace outgoing State Superintendent Mike Flanagan, who is retiring at the end of June.'s picture

#MASSPchat 3/9 - Best of Series!

The Topic:
This week let’s share some favorites related to the Principalship! Be ready to share your thoughts on "the best" in the following categories:

  • Best preparation for being a Principal
  • Best training/workshop you ever received for being a Principal
  • Best book you have read on being a leader
  • Best movie character for modeling how to be a leader
  • Best leadership quote you've read

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PSAT, SAT, and AP Accommodated Testing

Now that many of you have completed the administration of the ACT and ACT WorkKeys, and are awaiting the onset of M-STEP, we want to address one of the frequently asked questions that has surfaced in recent weeks specific to accommodations for students with disabilities on the SAT. In short, because of the transition to the SAT, it is important to start applying now for accommodations for students with documented disabilities in grades 7-11. Why?

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#MASSPchat Recap - Rocks or Sucks

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#MASSPchat 3/2 - Rocks or Sucks

The Topic:
During the NASSP conference last week I had the opportunity to participate in a 3 hour Ed Camp with secondary school Principals from around the US. One of the sessions I selected was titled , “Rocks or Sucks”. The concept is that a topic is put up and the participants need to move to either the it “rocks” or it “sucks” side of the room- there is no sitting on the fence. We are going to try this format for this week’s #masspchat. You need to pick a side for each topic presented- rocks or sucks and explain your position.

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