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DashBoard, April 3, 2019

My parents are in the process of selling my childhood home, which backs up to the elementary school I attended from kindergarten through fifth grade, followed by sixth through eighth grades at the closest middle school and ninth to 12th at the city’s only high school. This education path has become more of an anomaly especially following the passage of Proposal A in 1994. So how have districts adjusted to being more than the neighborhood schools?

 

The 10 recipients of the 2019 MASB/SET SEG Foundation Education Excellence Awards are some of the greatest examples of unique and innovative public school programs in the state of Michigan. Over the next few months, MASB will share the details of each program from their applications, presented in alphabetical order by district. This week we highlight the Core Word/4-Block Literacy Program at Muskegon Area ISD.

Now that bargaining season is upon us, it is time to start looking at where your district stands financially. It goes without saying that your bargaining team should have a handle on revenue, expense and fund balance projections for the coming school year, but are you paying close attention to your trends?

DashBoard, April 10, 2019

In the most recent MI SoundBoard podcast, Executive Director Don Wotruba sat down with Emily Laidlaw, Policy Director for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The 10 recipients of the 2019 MASB/SET SEG Foundation Education Excellence Awards are some of the greatest examples of unique and innovative public school programs in the state of Michigan. Over the next few months, MASB will share the details of each program from their applications, presented in alphabetical order by district. This week we highlight the Miner Broadcasting program at Negaunee Public Schools.

I had the honor, as your President, of representing our organization at the National School Boards Association’s Delegate Assembly and 2019 Conference for Public Education Leaders in Philadelphia, Pa., March 29 – April 1.

Five years, more than 30,000 hours and 363+ individuals—that has been the investment in updating the K-12 social studies standards, which were last revised and approved in 2007. The latest draft was presented by the Michigan Department of Education to the State Board of Education yesterday before they are sent out again for public comment.

Effective school boards commit to a vision of high expectations for student achievement and quality instruction and define clear goals toward that vision. Strategic use and understanding of assessments can inform the school board’s work as it relates to fostering quality instruction, improving student achievement and performance monitoring.

DashBoard, April 17, 2019

The 10 recipients of the 2019 MASB/SET SEG Foundation Education Excellence Awards are some of the greatest examples of unique and innovative public school programs in the state of Michigan. Over the next few months, MASB will share the details of each program from their applications, presented in alphabetical order by district. This week we highlight Smiles for Students at Northville Public Schools.

A new-on-the-job police officer befriending a bullied 9-year-old. Thirteen at-risk students transitioned back to their local district over the course of a year. These are only a couple of the success stories from individuals who have participated in the programs offered by Ottawa Area ISD through its Careerline Tech Center, Sheldon Pines School and Thompson M-TEC.

Rocky and Bullwinkle. Bert and Ernie. Bonnie and Clyde? Sometimes relationships can be complicated.

This school year has seen a significant number of closures due to wintry conditions and questions about state policies on snow days have continued to come in. Following are a few of the inquiries the MASB Legal Team has received the most with answers provided.

DashBoard, April 24, 2019

Two recent reports address how Michigan students are doing in terms of their well-being and their enrollment in postsecondary education institutions. The Michigan League for Public Policy released the 2019 Kids Count Data Book yesterday, which analyzes and evaluates the well-being of children in the state and identifies policy recommendations to improve outcomes for kids. Last week, Bridge Magazine released its eighth annual Academic State Champs list, which is based on the percentage of graduates who enrolled in a two- or four-year colleges.

The 10 recipients of the 2019 MASB/SET SEG Foundation Education Excellence Awards are some of the greatest examples of unique and innovative public school programs in the state of Michigan. Over the next few months, MASB will share the details of each program from their applications, presented in alphabetical order by district. This week we highlight The Mindful Middle School at Public Schools of Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw.

In the most recent MI SoundBoard podcast, Executive Director Don Wotruba sat down with De'Shondria Bedenfield, MASB Policy Analyst and Grassroots Coordinator to discuss growing grassroots advocacy in our communities.

Last year, the School Finance Research Collaborative released a comprehensive report on adequate and equitable school funding. Since then, educators, board members, superintendents and their respective organizations have been talking to legislators about the merits of the study and the need to put proper resources in our schools.

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