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Joint MDE/Civil Rights Letter on Immigration Enforcement

State Superintendent Brian Whiston, in conjunction with Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director Agustin Arbulu, have issued a letter to local school administrators regarding the federal government's immigration enforcement and using schools to assist these efforts. The letter is reprinted in it's entirety below and can also be found here.

March 31, 2017

A Letter from Michigan Department of Civil Rights Director Agustin Arbulu
and State Superintendent Brian Whiston

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MDE Releases 2017-18 Critical Shortage List

The Michigan Department of Education has published their annual list of educator shortage areas. This list, commonly called the Critical Shortage List, identifies teaching disciplines where the law exempts retirees from the earnings limitations. This allows schools to then fill positions in these areas with retirees. For full information and to access the list, see the full MDE memo by clicking here.

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The House Workforce and talent Development Committee took more testimony on and reported out a quartet of bills (see our earlier article on the bills for details) that would make revisions to the MMC…all four of which passed the full House on Thursday and are now headed to the Senate. While MASSP opposes only one of the four bills, Director of Government Relations Bob Kefgen testified about the impact that the continual debating and changing of state graduation requirements and content standards is having on students and educators and asked the committee to consider what compelling reason they had for making yet another change.

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House, Senate K-12 Budgets Depart from Gov's Proposal

The House and Senate K-12 budget subcommittees both reported their versions of the 2017-18 School Aid Fund budget this week. But where the Governor's budget proposed some significant new school funding ideas, both the House and Senate budgets are closer to the existing system. This means that things like the cap on shared time spending and the reduced foundation allowance for cyber schools are not included in either budget, but at the cost of line items like the $50 per pupil allotment for high school students and some of the increases to At Risk funding proposed in the Executive Recommendation.

Breaking it Down

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No #MASSPchat on Monday - Enjoy Spring Break!

Due to Spring Break, we will not be hosting an #MASSPchat on Monday night. Take a well-deserved break and please join us for our regularly scheduled chat on Monday, April 10!