In the whirlwind of activity that always marks the end of June, you may have missed a couple of articles that appeared in the June 23 edition of MDE's Spotlight on Assessment and Accountability publication related to College Board supports. The articles are reprinted in their entirety below. The first article provides help with the College Board reporting portal.
Written by Regina Umstead, Matthew Militello and Suzanne E. Eckes. Article previously published in the February 2016 edition of NASSP's Principal Leadership magazine. Article reprinted with permission from the authors.
Tune in for a discussion on using assessment data with students, the SAT transition and other assessments including NWEA. Wendy is joined by Tammy Jackson, Principal at East Jordan Jr./Sr. High School and the Association's Past President and Donna Boughner, Principal at Grayling High School and the Region 2 Representative on the MASSP Board of Directors.
With the 2015-16 school year in the books, Principals are hopefully enjoying some much deserved downtime and planning ahead for a successful 2016-17. Due to Lansing’s political whirlwind, we know it can be tough (impossible?) to keep up with everything that’s changing and make sure you adjust to changes in the law. With that in mind, we’ve prepared a review of new laws passed and a preview of a few things that may require Principals to adjust in the 2016-17 school year.
Governor Snyder's office announced this week that the state will appeal a recent Michigan Court of Appeals ruling regarding the three percent retirement contributions. While the announcement from the Governor's office is not surprising, what was surprising was an announcement from Attorney General Bill Schuette saying that he is declining to provide counsel in the case. The Republican Attorney General is openly preparing for a gubernatorial run in 2018 and this announcement is the latest in a series of actions taken to distance himself and his office from Governor Snyder.