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Read the December 10 Issue


Thursday, January 16, 2014 (154 reads)

The December 10 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Contact Your Senator, Possible EAA Vote This Week
  • State Superintendent Retiring at End of Contract in 2015
  • Letter Grades for Schools in the Near Future?
  • Potential Pitfalls of Superintendent Search
  • Get Credit for Your Advocacy, Leadership; Tally Sheets Due December 31
  • Common Core State Standards Move Ahead
  • Share Your Positive Examples of Michigan Public Education
  • Register Now for the First 2014 CBA Weekend, February 7 – 8
  • Long-Term Financial Projections Yield Long-Term Financial Health
  • Michigan Needs a Smart, Statewide System to Measure Student Growth
  • School Board Recognition Month Materials Now Available
  • Mark Your Calendars: Labor Conference Scheduled for February 13 – 14
  • And More. . .

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Read the November 26 Issue


Thursday, January 16, 2014 (163 reads)

The November 26 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Online Learning Questions for Local District Consideration
  • New Education Group Launches Website to Promote the Value of Michigan’s Public Schools
  • Effective Legislative Relationships Key to Education Issue Success
  • School District Leadership: Practices That Improve Achievement
  • Get Credit for Your Advocacy, Leadership; Tally Sheets Due December 31
  • Court of Appeals Issues Decision on New Tenure Law
  • MASB Continues to Align Resources With Members’ Needs
  • MASB Vice President, Staff Recognized by MAAAS
  • Michigan Schools Face More Financial Setbacks This Year
  • School Board Recognition Month Materials Now Available
  • Genesee Intermediate School District Awarded Whole-School Technology Grant
  • And More. . .

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Read the November 12 Issue


Thursday, January 16, 2014 (168 reads)

The November 12 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Online Learning Choices for Michigan Students Expanded
  • Getting Up to Speed on the New Online Learning Opportunities
  • Letter Grades for Schools?
  • Michigan’s School Accountability System Highlighted in National Report Advising Against Letter Grades
  • MASB Board President Workshop Isn’t Just for Board Presidents
  • The Decision to Seek a Superintendent
  • Education News
  • And More. . .

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Read the October 29 Issue


Thursday, January 16, 2014 (172 reads)

The October 29 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Attendees Focus on Leadership and Learning at 2013 MASB Annual Conference
  • Wayne RESA Honored as “Best of the Best”
  • Legislation Requiring Reporting of School Safety Drills Passed Out of House Committee
  • Significant Changes Underway for Next FRN Conference
  • Annual Conference Photo Summary
  • Actions at the Delegate Assembly Reflect Members’ Input
  • Deadline Extended for Comment on the Future of E-Rate
  • Roberta Stanley Recognized With Prestigious President’s Award
  • MCEE Evaluation Recommendation Summary
  • And More. . .

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Read the October 15 Issue


Thursday, January 16, 2014 (153 reads)

The October 15 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • The Other Half of the MASB Annual Conference Experience: Find New Products and Services While in Lansing
  • MASB Delegates Could Lead Change of Direction This Year
  • Health Insurance Limits Act Being Changed
  • Mackinac Center Report: Top-to-Bottom Ranking Reflects Student Poverty, not School Quality
  • Michigan Classrooms Loaded With Rookie Teachers Who Soon Wash Out
  • ALJ Provides Additional Guidance on Prohibited Subjects of Bargaining
  • MASB Names Association Veteran to Lead Executive Search Services
  • And More. . .

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Read the October 1 Issue


Thursday, January 16, 2014 (157 reads)

The October 1 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Michigan’s Best Honors Eight School Districts for Outstanding Programs
  • Driving Innovation in Leadership and Learning: 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibit Show Focuses on Guidance and 21st Century Education
  • Resolution in Support of Common Core State Standards Passes House, Delayed in Senate
  • Michigan Council of School Attorneys to Hold Its Fall Conference
  • Consolidation of Services Example: Service Sharing is Thriving in Muskegon County
  • Education News
  • Worth Repeating

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Read the September 17 Issue


Tuesday, September 17, 2013 (163 reads)

The September 17 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

    • 2013 Membership Survey Shares Members’ Desires for MASB’s Future
    • Education Organizations Band Together for Free Conference Focused on Deficit Districts
    • MASB Participates in Workgroup Focused on Financial Recommendations
    • Assessing Public Opinion About Public Schools, PDK/Gallup Releases Annual Poll Results
    • Consolidation of Services Example: Beaverton Rural Schools and Clare-Gladwin RESD
    • VIP Focus: Get Online at Home for the New School Year With Internet Essentials
    • Education News
    • Worth Repeating: Rep. Collene Lamonte Explains Effort to Have School Aid Fund Dollars Designated for Only K-12 Schools

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Read the September 3 Issue


Tuesday, September 03, 2013 (150 reads)

The September 3 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Local Public School Boards and Supportive Communities: A Formula for Student Success
  • Consolidation of Services Already a Natural Occurrence Where Appropriate
  • Legislative Fall Preview—Part II
  • MASB Joins NSBA in Concerns About School Data Collection Expansion
  • Fiscal Forethought: What is MCL 388.1702(1)?
  • Annual Conference: Featured Speaker Spreads Positive Outlook for Public Education
  • Education News
  • Worth Repeating: Detroit and State’s Fiscal Year Mess Exacerbates the Dilemma Facing our School Districts

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Read the August 20 Issue


Tuesday, August 20, 2013 (168 reads)

The August 20 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Legislative Fall Preview—Part I
  • President's Letter
  • Statewide Scorecards, Top-to-Bottom Rankings Released Today
  • NSBAC Launches Friends of Public Education Action Network
  • Annual Conference: Keynote Speaker Focuses on Technology in Education
  • Do You Have a Legal Question?
  • BoardBook Makes Agenda Prep Easier and Environmentally Friendly
  • MASB Says Goodbye to Long-Time Employee, Welcomes New Staff
  • Worth Repeating: Transform
  • And more. . .

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Read the August 6 Issue


Tuesday, August 06, 2013 (175 reads)

The August 6 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness Releases Report
  • Superintendent Flanagan Addresses Consolidation Plan at House Committee
  • A Chance to Serve
  • Are You a Highly Effective Board Member?
  • School Districts Prevail in Pupil-Membership Count Dispute With State
  • MASB Leadership Attends Regional NSBA Meeting
  • Reports of Michigan’s School Funding and Performance Prove Improvement is Needed
  • Worth Repeating: Educators: Data Not the Whole Story
  • And more. . .

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Read the July 23 Issue


Tuesday, July 23, 2013 (316 reads)

The July 23 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Buena Vista, Inkster Headed Toward Dissolution
  • Governor Snyder Convenes Public Workgroup on Distressed Districts
  • Superintendent Flanagan Releases Hybrid Consolidation Proposal
  • House Begins Hearings on Common Core
  • Gallup-EdWeek Poll: What Superintendents Really Think
  • Open Meetings Act: Posting Notice of School Board Meetings
  • Small and Rural Schools Conference Aims to Drive Momentum While Managing Change
  • New Officers Take Helm at MASB
  • Worth Repeating: Indulging the Fringe on Common Core While Students Fall Behind
  • And more...

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Read the June 25 Issue


Tuesday, June 25, 2013 (352 reads)

The June 25 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • MME, ACT results show continued upward trend over time
  • Legislature passes bills to allow dissolution of certain districts
  • Legislators will discuss Common Core during summer break
  • MASB Annual Conference speaker lineup taking shape
  • Summer School for School Leaders
  • Worth Repeating: MHSAA rule change could curb athletically-motivated transfers
  • And more...

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Read the June 11 Issue


Tuesday, June 11, 2013 (369 reads)

The June 11 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Districts facing deficits may see more state involvement
  • School budget includes big pre-K increase
  • Michigan Merit Curriculum changes pass House
  • ConnectED aims to bring internet access to 99 percent of students
  • Addressing the out-of-school suspension crisis
  • Summer School for School Leaders
  • Worth Repeating: Do Michigan leaders finally get that education is the key?
  • And more...

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Read the May 28 Issue


Tuesday, May 28, 2013 (374 reads)

The May 28 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • School Aid Budget moving through Legislature
  • Education Excellence marks another year of award winning, innovative programs
  • MDE budget could undercut CCSS funds
  • PA 152 problems lead to potential solutions
  • CRC study shows a decade of retirement impact on K-12 funding
  • Southfield showcased in ASBJ’s ‘Agents of Change’ series
  • Worth Repeating: Rhee’s message is kids come first, but is Michigan’s?
  • And more...

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Read the May 14 Issue


Tuesday, May 14, 2013 (503 reads)

The May 14 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Common Core: Myths, questions and supporters
    • CCSS support found in wide range of groups
    • Myths and facts: Clearing the air around the Common Core
    • Common Core FAQ: A brief list of the usual questions and answers
  • Merit Curriculum bills aimed at adding flexibility headed to House floor
  • K-12 pulled into road funding discussion
  • Time to re-examine how schools are funded in Michigan
  • And more...

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Read the April 30 Issue


Tuesday, April 30, 2013 (517 reads)

The April 16 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Common Core brings adaptive assessments
  • School Aid Budgets: A look at what’s moving forward through Legislature
  • House’s EAA amendments get chilly reception in Senate
  • Most ISDs must schedule elections for June 3
  • Flanagan tapped to lead discussion on technology in education
  • Michigan’s public schools getting schooled by other states
  • And more...

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Read the April 16 Issue


Tuesday, April 16, 2013 (528 reads)

The April 16 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Common Core: How did we get here?
  • House Education Committee begins hearings on MMC modifications
  • Legislature mulls ‘penalties’ for contracts signed prior to Right-to-work
  • Senate appropriations committee expected to take action on K-12 budget
  • Join us April 26: Urban Districts Leadership Conference
  • Wayne CASBA brings TRUSTteam™ session to Metro Detroit
  • Board members conquer challenge to become more effective
  • Worth Repeating: Michigan lottery raises same question year after year
  • And more...

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Read the April 2 Issue


Tuesday, April 02, 2013 (541 reads)

The April 2 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Misunderstanding the Common Core: Myths, perceptions driving skepticism of new standards model
  • Education Achievement Authority legislation moves to the State Senate
  • The Affordable Care Act: From 30,000 to 3,000 feet
  • Failure Is Not An Option: Join MASB, MAAAS, MCEA for Urban School District Leadership Conference
  • Indiana court’s voucher ruling could encourage funding reformers
  • Two options: TRUSTteam™ sessions coming to Lansing, Wayne
  • MASB concludes membership survey
  • Worth Repeating: Creating standards that count
  • And more...

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Read the March 19 Issue


Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (468 reads)

The March 19 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Education Achievement Authority bill pending in the House
  • School aid bill will see action this week
  • Failure Is Not An Option: Urban School District Leadership Conference, April 26 in Lansing
  • Federal update from NSBA: Education issues in Washington
  • NSBA urges Supreme Court to protect districts from unnecessary lawsuits
  • Two options: TRUSTteam™ sessions coming to Lansing, Wayne
  • Decision gives guidance on handling ‘teacher placement’ provisions
  • NSBA Annual Conference April 13-15
  • Taking transparency to the next level
  • Worth Repeating: Oxford recommendation misses the mark on education reform and funding
  • And more...

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Read the March 5 Issue


Tuesday, March 05, 2013 (479 reads)

The March 5 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Oxford Foundation tries rebranding its school finance plan 
  • Time’s running out! Apply for EdEx today
  • Report: Michigan child well-being slips
  • Urban Districts Conference coming, April 26
  • Study: School breakfast leads to lasting academic, social gains
  • Michigan Dept. of Ed. proposes amendments to ESEA flexibility
  • Just one week left to join Labor Conference
  • First Term Focus: Eight characteristics of effective school boards
  • Worth Repeating: Is sequestration the new normal for K-12 aid?
  • And more...

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Read the Feb. 19 Issue


Tuesday, February 19, 2013 (523 reads)

The Feb. 19 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

    • Legislature begins hearings on School Aid Budget
    • Share your district’s ingenuity, success
    • Public Education needs your voice! Legislative Conference March 5
    • ISD elections unchanged by new schedule, will be held June 3
    • MEAP scores show modest gains, much room for improvement
    • NSBA Annual Conference heads to San Diego, April 13-15
    • Bargaining in a New World: Labor conference March 14-15
    • Worth Repeating: Professor’s viewpoint on Michigan school finance
    • And more...

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Read the Feb. 5 Issue


Tuesday, February 05, 2013 (572 reads)

The Feb. 5 issue of digital Headlines is available featuring:

  • Statewide study details Michigan’s views on public education
  • FRN delegates carry message to Washington
  • Public education needs your voice:
    • MASA, MASB present annual Legislative Conference, March 5
  • Consolidation grants reward efficiency, impact
  • EdEx Awards: Spread the word on program, rewards
  • Bargaining in a New World: 
    • MASA, MSBO, MASB present Labor Conference, March 14-15
  • Worth Repeating: Equal Internet access is a K-12 must-have
  • And more!

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New Board Members: Don't Miss Out on the New Board Member Institute!
Get your first term off on the right foot at the upcoming New Board Member Institute. The Institute takes an all-day session of CBA 101—Introduction to School Board Service and combines it with another day of nearly 30 more CBA classes to choose from. Together, 101 and your chosen curriculum will get your first term off to a great start, and put you well on your way to board member certification from MASB.
    

Read the Jan. 22 Issue


Tuesday, January 22, 2013 (612 reads)

The Jan. 22 issue is available featuring:

  • Stand up and be heard: Public education needs your voice
  • U.S. ranks high globally in college degrees, but losing ground
  • Legislature passes new conflict of interest law for school boards
  • Share your district's stories by Jan. 31
  • EdEx: Rewarding your innovative programs
  • Judge: Districts may institute 'hard caps' on medical benefits
  • Worth Repeating: Superintendent questions 'college readiness' statistics
  • And more!

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New Board Members: Don't Miss Out on the New Board Member Institute!
Get your first term off on the right foot, at the upcoming New Board Member Institute. The Institute takes an all-day session of CBA 101—Introduction to School Board Service and combines it with another day of nearly 30 more CBA classes to choose from. Together, 101 and your chosen curriculum will get your first term off to a great start, and put you well on your way to board member certification from MASB.
    

Read the Jan. 8 Issue


Tuesday, January 08, 2013 (617 reads)

The Jan. 8 issue is available featuring:

  • We salute you during School Board Recognition Month
  • Preparing security policies for a crisis
  • Sequestration and the Federal Relations Network Conference
  • Right to Work: What school boards need to know
  • MERC decides 'Lane Changes' are prohibited under Public Act 54
  • Save the date! Bargaining in a New World conference, March 14-15
  • Earn recognition for your innovation with EdEx Awards program
  • New Board Member Focus: Resources to get off on the right foot
  • Worth Repeating: The dangers of ‘outsourcing’ public education
  • And more!

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New Board Members: Don't Miss 'New Board Member Focus' on Page 8!
We've put together a collection of great resources to get your first term off on the right foot, including our First Year Orientation guide and information about the upcoming New Board Member Institute.