The Education Excellence Awards recognize programs in Michigan’s local and intermediate public school districts that positively reflect the innovative spirit in today’s schools and measurably improve student achievement. Twenty programs will be recognized at this year’s event, including a newly crowned overall winner based on total score.
Education Excellence Award Winners are Recognized Locally and Statewide
Why did you go into administration? When you reflect on this question, many of us were fortunate to have the encouragement of a mentor who told us we had "Principal potential." Building administration is a tough gig – we need to help grow the profession by identifying and supporting staff members who have the potential to lead. To this end, MASSP has designed a great one-day, Saturday session to help those interested in Principal positions to prepare for the interview process.
Governor Snyder has presented his budget proposal for the 2015-16 school year. He also presented his plan to close the general fund deficit for the current year. These two proposals are already framing the legislative debate that will continue over the next several months.
Budget season is now in full swing and both the House and Senate K-12 budget subcommittees took testimony from the State Budget Office on the specifics of the Governor's proposal. Among the more interesting highlights from the presentation (and subsequent media follow-up) were that: