On November 5, 2015, Governor Snyder signed PA 173—the new law that establishes the process for evaluating teachers and administrators. It represents a compromise involving 40 different education stakeholders, and does contain many of the recommendations offered by the Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness (MCEE), along with the suggestions and ideas of MEA members across the state who participated in pilot evaluation programs.
National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) have two opportunities to network with one another and share experiences at an NBCT “Connect Event” on January 9, 2016 at Eastern Michigan University or at the Grand Rapids MEA Office.
The U.S. Senate is expected to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) today with the bill moving Thursday to President Obama’s desk for his signature. Last week the House passed the rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) on a 359-64 vote. ESSA represents a dramatic shift for education in this country.