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AP Testing Reimbursement for Low-Income Students

It's official! Additional state funding has been secured for low-income students who take AP exams in 2017. Schools and districts that have been impacted by the uncertainty of federal Title IV funding now will be able to seek reimbursement of exam fees for low-income students from MDE. As you know, the College Board charges $53.00 per exam for low-income students. MDE will be reimbursing districts $48, reducing the exam fee for students to $5 per exam.

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#MASSPchat 5/8 - CTE: Course Offerings and Learning Relevancy

A few weeks ago it was Career and Technical Education day at the State Capitol. This is one of my favorite days of the year as CTE students and teachers from around the State set up displays and share information about their programs. It is great to see the variety of programs being offered but even better to see the excitement and enthusiasm students have for their learning and their future plans. This week, let's discuss course offerings for students and ways that learning is being made more relevant in your classrooms.

This Week's Questions:

  1. What percentage of your students are enrolled in CTE classes? Has participation been an +, - or a flat line?

  2. What programs seem to be growing and where have you seen a decline?

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

In its third week of hearings Senate Education Subcommittee on the Michigan Merit Curriculum took testimony from St. Clair High School principal and MASSP Region 5 Representative Ron Miller along with Northview High School principal and MASSP Past-President Mark Thomas and Berkley Schools superintendent Dennis McDavid (you can watch a video of their testimony here).

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Mental Health Awareness Month - Resources and Info for Educators

Earlier this year, the MASSP Board of Directors and you, our membership, identified student mental health as an association priority. Since today is Children's Mental Health Awareness Day and May is national Mental Health Awareness month with a theme of "Partnering for Help and Hope," we're using this opportunity to share important resources and information.