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Happy Assistant Principals Week - April 10-14

Join MASSP, NASSP and others across the country as we celebrate National Assistant Principals Week, April 10-14! AP Week is not only a time to show appreciation for assistant principals, but also a valuable opportunity to promote general excellence in school leadership. APs work hard every day to support the admin team and the students in your building. Let's recognize their important contributions during AP Week!

As in years past, NASSP is offering activities, services, and merchandise to help you honor assistant principals and recognize their contributions as educators and leaders. They include:

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Tell Congress to Preserve Title II Funding

On March 16, President Trump released his 2017-2018 budget proposal, which partially outlined the administration’s plans for federal education funding. The proposed budget includes significant funding cuts to key federal programs including the complete elimination of Title II, Part A funds, a major source of professional development funding for Michigan schools.

While this proposal to eliminate Title II is troubling, Congress is still debating the budget proposal and can fully restore the proposed cuts. NASSP has put together an email action alert that Principals can use to contact their US Representatives and Senators.

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#MASSPchat 4/10: What will we do if no one wants to be a teacher?

The Topic:
This past week, two of the major teacher recruitment fairs were held at Michigan State University and Central Michigan University. In both cases attendance was alarmingly light leaving many school HR Directors and Principals to wonder how they will fill their open positions. The lack of people going into education is an epidemic being felt nationwide. The question is what can we do to address the teacher shortage in the short term and in the long term? This will be the subject of this week's chat. Please encourage teachers, building and central office administrators and higher ed colleagues to join us for this important discussion. Looking for more information/background?

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Congratulations to MASSP's 2017 Administrator of the Year Award Winners

The Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) has named its annual Administrator of the Year award winners for 2017. This year's winners include: Lisa Phillips, Principal of Cass Technical High School (High School Principal of the Year); Mike Alley, Principal of St. Clair Middle School (Middle Level Principal of the Year); and Scott Long, Assistant Principal of Orchard Lake Middle School (Assistant Principal of the Year).

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Year-End Evals and Summative Scoring - Free Webinar

As students and educators return from spring break, MASSP is well aware that you will be busy with state testing, completing observations, starting evaluations, graduation, scheduling, and many more end-of-year activities. We want to make sure we're supporting you in this important work!

To support evaluators in the completion of annual year-end evaluations, Colin Ripmaster, MASSP's Associate Executive Director, is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, April 25 at 3 p.m. (EST) to review the process of summative scoring using the 5D rubric in Pivot.

During this free webinar, Colin will review and address questions regarding:

  • Statutory requirements for annual evaluation, including consideration of 1248 factors.