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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

On Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Education went live with their Parent Dashboard, the new online data portal that is replacing the old color-coded school report card and other previous school accountability systems. The Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference was held Thursday to come to agreement on how much money the Governor and legislature will be able to plan on when setting their budget recommendations for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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House Ed Committee Discusses WorkKeys, MHSAA Transfer Rule

On Thursday, the House Education Committee took up a pair of bills that are of particular interest to Principals. HB 4501, introduced by Rep. John Reilly (R-Oakland), would effectively make it optional for schools to administer the WorkKeys portion of the Michigan Merit Exam (MME). HB 5393, introduced by Rep. Jim Tedder (R-Clarkston), is a recently introduced bill that would impact a school’s ability to enforce current Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) rules governing athletic transfers.

HB 4501 – WorkKeys

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Senate Economic Development Committee Talks EDP, SIP Changes

The onslaught of legislation resulting from the recommendations of the Michigan Career Pathways Alliance continued this week with a hearing in the Senate Economic Development Committee on a pair of bills. SB 684, introduced by Senator Ken Horn (R-Frankenmuth), would add additional requirements to Michigan’s Educational Development Plan (EDP) process.

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Class of 2018 Scholarships Available to Dependents of MASSP Members

MASSP is pleased to announce this year's scholarship opportunity for graduating dependents of MASSP members. This spring, three $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to members of the class of 2018 who meet the criteria below and based on his/her demonstrated academic achievement, extra curricular activities and school and community service. The deadline to apply for the 2018 MASSP scholarship is Monday, March 19.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Graduating senior at a Michigan high school (public or private) with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Dependent of an MASSP member in good standing at the professional membership level or above for at least 3 years.
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Member Spotlight: Nicholas Toodzio

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Nicholas Toodzio, Assistant Principal, Mason High School

How long have you worked in education?
25 Years

How long have you been an administrator?
14 years

Give us a few personal details.