The House K-12 budget subcommittee took testimony on Tuesday about the state's next student assessment and also heard from a number of groups in support of funding for educator evaluations. The Senate Education Committee also got into the action, taking testimony from NWEA on interim assessments and, unfortunately, passing a bill to delay educator evaluation timelines currently in law.
MASSP is currently seeking nominations for open positions on the 2014-15 Board of Directors. Currently, there are seven open seats available to serve a three-year term each: Region 8 Representative, Region 9 Representative, Region 11 Representative, Region 12 Representative, AP East Representative, ML Central Representative and President-Elect. Are you interested in serving your Association? Then read on for more nomination information and due dates.
Michigan Team Nutrition and United Dairy Industry of Michigan are offering a FREE school nutrition training around the Boost Breakfast Toolkit. The training includes breakfast, lunch, and continuing education credits for both educators and school nutrition professionals. Registration deadline is Monday, March 24th. See the announcement below for more details:
Michigan Boost Breakfast Regional Trainings
MASSP testified this week in opposition to SB 817, legislation that would delay the implementation of the new educator evaluation requirements outlined in Sec 380.1249 until 2015-16. While we recognize there are issues that need to be resolved in 380.1249 in a timely manner, we feel this can best be addressed by working through the concerns various education groups have expressed with the newly introduced HB 5223 and HB 5224.