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Health/Phys Ed Clarification, M-STEP Science Sample Items

The MDE put out a memo this week providing clarification on the requirements for health and physical education for students K-12. Additionally, the MDE's Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability publication highlighted the availability of the Spring 2018 M-STEP Science sample item set. The memo and the article from Spotlight are reproduced in their entirety below.

MDE Memo #031-18: Health and Physical Education Guidance

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#MASSPchat - Marshall Plan for Talent

The Topic:
On Thursday, February 22nd Governor Rick Snyder along with Lt. Governor Brian Calley and Roger Curtis, the Director of the Department of Talent and Economic Development, unveiled their plans for addressing the industry talent gap in Michigan. This plan has many direct implications for schools K-12 as there is a heavy emphasis on raising career awareness, increasing course offerings and programming at high schools that will directly funnel into the work force, moving toward a competency based model and teaching life long accumulated skills that will allow adaptation to a changing career picture (just to name a few!).

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Governor Unveils Marshall Plan for Talent

The Marshall Plan for Talent: big statewide headlines, $100 million in proposed spending, state officials talking about a "revolution" in education and Governor Snyder saying "It’s not your dad’s job anymore, so why is it your grandfather’s school?"

The Governor rolled out his Marshall Plan for Talent in Detroit on Thursday flanked by (among others) Lieutenant Governor Calley and legislative leadership from both the House and Senate. This is the latest in an ongoing series of initiatives out of Lansing focused on making changes to Michigan's education system with an eye toward the needs of employers and the workforce.

So what is the Marshall Plan for Talent?

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PSAT/SAT Student Score Reports

Continuing the series of highlighting activities and resources that take place in MASSP’s recently updated Data Analysis Protocol 2.0 Workshop, participants will have the opportunity to review a paper student score report and learn how students can maximize the College Board reporting portal and the online tools to determine their percentile rankings, review questions and answers, improve their scores, find their AP Potential, and send scores to post-secondary institutions.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

On Tuesday, the House Law and Justice Committee started debate on a trio of bills (HB 5130-32) that would change the law around expulsion and school attendance of a pupil convicted of criminal sexual conduct when the victim attends the same school…changes are expected to the bills before they move out of committee. Also on Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation that would allow parents authorize do-not-resuscitate orders for medically fragile students; as it passed the committee the legislation includes protections from legal action for districts, staff and other good Samaritans if they are acting in good faith.