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Mackinac Center’s ‘deal’ on liability insurance is one to pass up

Just as we expected, the Mackinac Center is upping its efforts to get members to leave MEA. They’ve already sent unsolicited messages to members’ computers and phones; now they’re sending postcards explaining their version of MEA members’ “rights” and liability insurance. But also, just as expected, their information isn’t reliable.

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Whiston: ‘If the Legislature won’t pass an evaluation bill, we’ll create a plan’

That’s what new State Superintendent Brian Whiston told the State Board of Education yesterday. While the Senate approved SB 103 in May to establish a statewide teacher evaluation system, the House Education Committee took no action before the Legislature adjourned for the summer.

MDE to make its website more accessible under federal directive

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is making its website more accessible to people with disabilities in order to comply with a federal directive. The changes are expected to make it easier, especially for people with visual or hearing impairments to access videos and documents on the site.

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