The MDE this week announced that they have developed a new website for cataloging best practices for career and technical education. The website is in response to a new requirement established by Senate Bill 66, which passed earlier this year. Please see the full MDE memo below for more information and a link.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Best Practices
The “CTE Best Practices” web page, required under Senate Bill 66, is now live on the Michigan Department of Education website.
Meet Our Moderator:
Tammy Jackson (@TammyJacksonEJ) serves as the Principal at East Jordan High School and President of the MASSP Board of Directors. A genuine East Jordan Red Devil, Jackson has spent her entire 28 years in education working in the district. After serving two years as a teacher, Jackson was appointed to Athletic Director and Assistant Principal. She later became the High School Principal, a position that she has held for nearly 14 years.
It seems like only yesterday, although it has been years now and a variety of voices crying in the wilderness later, that I first heard of the report from ACT titled "The Forgotten Middle." And whether you're a middle level administrator or high school, the message to your district is still the same. We have a mandate and obligation to prepare every student for the college and career world that awaits them post high school graduation.
The following is a letter from Macomb County's Principals to state policy makers and education leaders regarding the proposed spring 2015 student assessments.
Dear Leaders and Policy Makers:
Unless you've been hiding under a rock (and if you're a Democrat, that might not sound like a bad idea after Tuesday's election) you already know that, with a few notable exceptions, Republican candidates swept most races across the state. But what exactly does that look like for the make-up of the legislature for next year? What about the State Board and other races that didn't grab the front page, above-the-fold headlines? And how do these results impact the political climate in Lansing going into 2015?