Posted on 03/30/15 at 9:44am

According to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), there is no provision in state or federal law that allows parents to opt their children out of assessments, like the M-STEP currently being administered in schools, without it counting against their school and district’s participation rates. MDE offered its official position last week in a memo to ISD Superintendents, Local Agency Superintendents, and Public School Academy Directors.

Posted on 03/30/15 at 9:15am

MEA is partnering with NEA, the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to sponsor the Teaching Leadership Initiative (TLI) program. If you’re an MEA member and ready to take hold of your career and learn to lead in matters of practice and policy—if you’re an MEA member eager to make a difference in your classroom, but not sure where to begin—TLI is for you.

Posted on 03/30/15 at 9:33am

The two vendors who are currently administering the 2015 Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) assessments won a three-year contract to continue their work. Data Recognition Corporation, a Minnesota-based company, and North Carolina-based Measurement, Inc. were awarded the contract by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB). 

Posted on 03/25/15 at 10:10am

The Center for Michigan, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, is collecting feedback from Michigan citizens about the Michigan workforce experience through an online surveyThey’re specifically looking for information from educators like you about career navigation.

Posted on 03/25/15 at 1:20pm

The ice has melted and the roads are worse.

Michigan’s deteriorating roads and bridges pose a serious safety threat to drivers. Crater-size potholes are responsible for extensive damage to our automobiles.

Posted on 03/23/15 at 12:01pm

There is a push on for the next two weeks to ensure that reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is done right this time. It's expected that the Senate will take up the ESEA on April 14.

106th House District Ken Hubbard

 

Type of recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Ken Hubbard                                      

www.kenhubbardforthe106.com

kenhubbard106@gmail.com

(989) 356-3269

32nd House District Sheri Smith

 

Recommended 5-29-12

Democrat

Sheri Smith                                                     

Telephone 586 747-9621

29th House District Tim Greimel

 

Type of Recommendation:  Continuing

Democrat

Tim Greimel                                                   

Cell phone:  248 425-7525

Web site: www.timgreimel.com

Email:  timgreimel@gmail.com

43rd House District Neil Billington

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Neil Billington                                                

Cell phone:      248 431-5074

Web site:         www.NeilBillingtonforstaterep.com

Email:  neilbillington43@yahoo.com

16th House District Robert Kosowski

 

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Robert Kosowski                                             

Cell phone:  734 776-0564

Web site:  www.robertkosowskiforstaterep.com

Email:  Robert@robertkosowskiforstaterep.com

23rd House District Tom Boritzki

 

Democrat

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Tom Boritzki                                       

Cell Phone:  734 612-6974

www.tomboritzki2012.com

Campaign Manager:  Avi Lachhman  avi.lachhman@gmail.com

34th House District Woodrow Stanley

 

Recommended 5-19-12 Continuing Recommendation

Democrat

Woodrow Stanley                               

Email:  wordswithwood@aol.com

I am a product of public education and a ardent supporter.

36th House District Robert Murphy

 

Recommended 5-21-12

Robert Murphy                                              

Cell Phone 586 246-8915

“Our State’s public education system is coming under fire, and is being pillaged by the despicable act of “discretionary spending”.  Our legislators don’t seem to much care, I do.”

39th House District Pam Jackson

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Pam Jackson                                                                  

Cell Phone:  248 767-4240

Email:    PamJackson4StateHouse@yahoo.com

http://www.pamjackson4statehouse.com/

41st House District Mary Kerwin

 

Type of recommendation: Regular

Democrat

Mary Kerwin                                      

Web site:         www.winwithkerwin.com

Email:              marykerwin5@hotmail.com

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