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No #MASSPchat This Week

There will be no #MASSPchat questions posted this week as we will be meeting with our PLN face-to-face on Monday and Tuesday at the Principal's Summit in Detroit. We'll post a new topic and questions next week!

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Member Spotlight: Kevin Beazley

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Kevin Beazley, Principal and Athletic Director, Clinton High School

How long have you worked in education?

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The Senate was not in session this week, but the House took up enough education related issues for both chambers. The House Workforce and Talent Development Committee continued their discussions on the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance recommendations this week and took testimony on the five bills that were introduced on this topic last week (the chair indicated that there would be at least one more week of testimony before any votes were taken). The House Education Reform Committee met Thursday on a variety of bills.

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#MASSPchat - Innovation

One of the things I love about being the Executive Director at MASSP is the opportunity to travel around our state providing professional development. It also allows me to talk to people about what is happening in their districts and learn about many great programs. In our chat this week, I'd like to give everyone in our PLN a chance to learn about the great things each of you are doing. Let's share!

This Week's Questions: (one posted each day)

  • Q1 (Monday): There is a strong push in our state to improve opportunities for career exploration. How do you expose students to different career options K-12? #masspchat
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New Website Icon Required for Budget Transparency Reporting

Budget Transparency guidance has been updated for the 2017-18 year and takes effect on Dec. 1. While there were no legislative changes made to the Budget Transparency requirements, MDE has created a new Budget Transparency icon that schools and districts must use.

According to MDE, the new icon is available in multiple versions to better fit a website's design requirements and allow for improved accessibility. It's important to note that when using the version without text, the text "Budget & Salary/Compensation Transparency Reporting" must accompany the icon using means suitable for the website platform and current technical standards.