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A Tale of Two Schools

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MDE Guidance: Impact of MMC Changes on CTE Credit, EDP Process

To help districts continue to adjust to the recent Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) changes, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recently issued a pair of memos with some additional guidance on awarding credit for career and technical education (CTE) classes and the revisions to the Educational Development Plan (EDP) process. Though these memos will doubtless be of special interest to middle-level and CTE administrators, the guidance also applies more broadly to alternative or cross-disciplinary delivery models, like humanities.'s picture

MDE Announces Spring 2015 ACT, WorkKeys Test Dates

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has finalized dates for the spring 2015 college entrance and work skills assessments.  They are as follows:'s picture

OK2SAY Student Safety Hotline Is Now Operational

OK2SAY, a new hotline and student safety initiative, is now available to Michigan students. OK2SAY enables students to confidentially report potential harm or criminal activities aimed at students, teachers, staff or other school employees. The program will operate as an early warning system for schools, with a focus on early intervention and prevention.

Fighting the Culture of Silence

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