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Michigan ESSA Plan Submitted to Feds, Concerns Still Being Debated

MASSP recently reported that the Michigan Department of Education had submitted its final draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan to Gov. Snyder for his review before sending it along to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) for the federal. The Governor signed off on the plan as is, though he expressed concern regarding a few issues, particularly the school accountability portion. The ESSA submission was also a recent discussion topic at this month's State Board of Education (SBE) meeting –though the SBE did not share some of the Governor's viewpoints.

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#MASSPchat 4/24: Successful Processes and Strategies for Hiring Educators

As building administrators we have the ability to create a team of educators who are focused on students, teaching, and learning. This starts with the hiring processes and strategies that are in place to ensure the long-term success of our educational systems. We will engage with one another to explore the practices used to help ensure we are hiring the "right" educator for the role, the individual who will help move thinking forward with a focus on students. Join the chat to share ideas, borrow ideas, and perhaps rethink and adapt some of your current was of operating. For more information, consider this: Hiring Good Teachers: The Interview Process

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Teacher Certification Changes Pending for Michigan

As part of the Michigan Department of Education’s (MDE) Top 10 in 10 plan, State Superintendent Whiston and his team are working to re-imagine Michigan’s teacher certification structure. Before we can talk about where we are heading, though, we must first review where we’ve been.

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MASSP Announces New Board Members, Steve Carlson President-Elect

MASSP is proud to announce the winners of this year's elections to the Board of Directors and welcome Steve Carlson, Principal at Sandusky Jr./Sr. High School, as the Association's President-Elect.

Steve Carlson has served in the Sandusky Community School District for 16 years. Half of that time was spent teaching high school History and English. He then became the Principal of Sandusky Middle School in 2009, until the district consolidated for the start of the 2013-14 school year. Sandusky Middle School closed, but Steve became the first principal of the new Sandusky Jr./Sr. High School (grades 7-12).