On July 29 there will be an amazing opportunity for educators to learn from and connect with dozens of experts in the field of education. The first annual #COLchat to Action Conference will be held in Swartz Creek at the district's new Performing Arts Center. The event's keynote speaker is George Couros. George is an Innovative Teaching, Learning and Leadership Consultant who speaks at international conferences. He is also the Division Principal for Parkland School Division in Edmonton, Canada.
On Wednesday, both the Senate and House Education Committees passed legislation that would transfer administration responsibilities for the state's student assessment program from the Michigan Department of Education to the Department of Treasury. These bills come in the midst of legislative debate over the state's next student assessment.
The Senate and the House both moved forward this week with bills that would shift responsibility for Michigan's student assessment program from MDE to the Department of Treasury. Whether the bills will move beyond Wednesday's committee vote is unclear, though the larger and more immediate question—what will Michigan do next year for a state assessment?—seems likely to be resolved in the next two weeks as the legislature moves toward finalizing budgets for the year.
Submitted by Rodney Green, Ph.D., Consultant, Michigan Association of School Boards
You’ve been a principal for quite some time now, you like being in charge of your own building and you really think you might be ready for greater responsibility in central office. The next logical step is to apply for an assistant superintendent position but these days those positions are few and far between. Does this person sound like you? Perhaps it’s time to consider a superintendent position.