Our March #masspchat schedule features some great topics and a new moderator: MASSP President-Elect and East Jordan High School Principal Tammy Jackson. Join us at #masspchat from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights!
On Tuesday, March 11, MASSP will be hosting its first Legislative Day at the Capitol. This event will give Principals the opportunity to come to Lansing to learn about the legislative process first hand, learn how to be effective advocates, and meet with their local legislators on those issues that are specifically of interest to building level administrators.
On Wednesday, the House Education Committee heard more testimony on legislation to enact the recommendations of the Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness. This was the fourth hearing on HB 5223 and 5224 so far, but the path moving forward from here is unclear as the committee chair has indicated that further action on the legislation is on hold pending work by the bill sponsors to resolve stakeholder concerns.
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is awarding grants to building level administrators through the “Principal/Assistant Principal Training Program for Conducting Educator Evaluations.” These funds ($1,658,800) are prioritized for districts that elect one of the approved educator evaluation programs recommended by the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness (MCEE).