The Topic: Celebrating Our Graduates
Many high schools will soon be graduating their Class of 2017. This is a celebrated time of the school year but one that also can bring unique challenges. This week's chat will give participants the chance to share how their schools celebrate their graduates, which may spark some fresh ideas that schools may seek to implement in the future. We can also share with each other how we navigate some of the challenges of this time of year, including student discipline.
In this edition of MASSP’s podcast series Wendy talks climate and culture with MASSP President-Elect Tracy Wilson, Principal at Grand Haven High School. Tracy offers great ideas surrounding positive energy and creating an inclusive environment for both students and staff.
The House Education Committee met Thursday and voted out legislation that would imbed CPR and AED training into Michigan's health education content standards. The panel also took testimony on a package of legislation that would make some changes to Michigan's expulsion and suspension laws including one provision that would prohibit districts from suspending or expelling students for excessive absences or truancy.
The House Education Committee took testimony this week on a four bill package that would make some tweaks to Michigan's suspension and expulsion laws. In general, the goal of legislators seems to be to reduce the incidence of suspensions and expulsions and encourage the use of alternative interventions, particularly restorative justice initiatives.
In brief, the bills would:
Written by Mark Pogliano, Principal at Jackson Area Career Center and the CTE Representative on the MASSP Board of Directors