Monthly Archives: September, 2016

  1. Third Grade Reading Bill Passes Legislature

    The state Legislature last week approved an early literacy bill that would require students in third grade to be held back if they are not proficient in reading. It now heads to Governor Snyder who is expected to soon sign the bill.
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  2. Is Your School Ready for the New Educator Evaluation Law?

    State law requires school boards to have a performance evaluation system in place for their teachers and administrators. Many of the requirements of the law go into effect for this school year, including training and website posting. Is your school ready to meet these statutory obligations?
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  3. West Village Academy Utilizes Fresh Nation Program to Learn About Communications


    West Village Academy has a fresh approach to improve student communications. This spring, West Village Academy partnered with Fresh Nation to provide a speaker training program for its sixth-graders. The leadership at West Village Academy saw an opportunity to build upon the social media focus that most youth have these days and to expand students’ ability to communicate and speak at the highest level.
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  4. Staff Spotlight: Marie Natzel

    Marie is a team member within the Office of Fiscal Performance and Accountability. She provides guidance and expertise to schools related to their budgets, quarterly financial statements, audited financial statements, deficit elimination plans and overall financial performance.
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  5. Staff Certification – Ensure Your School is Following Guidelines


    Having staff with the proper certifications is not only required by law, it is vital to having a successful school. As the school year begins, be sure to approach staff certification with the importance that it deserves.
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  6. February Board Development Series

    Direction of Michigan Education

    February 23, 2017 – Lansing, MI

    Registration Coming Soon