Mike Hobolth is the Associate Principal at Lapeer Community Schools, Zemmer Campus and has been an MASSP member since 2002
About four years ago, I noticed a national media piece about a partnership between the College Board, the owner/operator of the Advanced Placement Program, and Cambridge University; the partnership was piloting a new AP diploma program, a two-year apprenticeship supporting students in planning, proposing, implementing and publishing an original research project. AP Capstone was gaining attention from many universities across the country.
On December 28, Governor Snyder signed Public Act 233 of 2016 (SB 647), which will embed CPR and AED training as part of Michigan's health content standards for students in grades 7-12. Even though this change will not take affect until the 2017-2018 school year, many Principals are trying to get ahead of the curve and figure out what the new law entails.
On Wednesday, January 4, the Swartz Creek Community Schools Board of Education voted to approve MASSP's Associate Director, Ben Mainka, as the district's new Superintendent. Ben was one of six candidates to interview for the position and one of two semi-finalists.
According to the College Board, all Michigan schools that have been established for spring testing should have received an email this week (first week of January) with the AI code (6 digits) and the test center code (5 digits.) The email, from College Board, should have gone to test center supervisors and to building principals. Please be on the lookout for this and other important assessment-related emails, and be sure to check your Spam folders to be sure that emails from the College Board or from ETS do not end up there.