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Read the Dec. 9 Headlines


Tuesday, December 09, 2014 (173 reads)

The Dec. 9 Headlines issue features articles on:

  • House Passes Road Funding Plan That Negatively Impacts School Funding
  • Senate Passes Early Warning Legislation
  • 2015-2016 Legislative Priorities Survey Final Reminder
  • School Board Recognition Month Materials Available
  • Get Credit for Your Advocacy, Leadership; Tally Sheets Due Dec. 31
  • Michigan Ranked Last in Charter School Authorizer Accountability
  • Nominations Sought for MASB Board of Directors
  • Potential Pitfalls of Superintendent Search
  • And More. . .

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Read the Nov. 25 Headlines


Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (155 reads)

The Nov. 25 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • MASB to Launch New Member Communication Tools, Logo in 2015
  • Legislation to Watch in Lame Duck
  • Classes Offer Perfect Intro for New Board Members
  • Get Credit for Your Advocacy, Leadership; Tally Sheets Due Dec. 31
  • Explanation of the Latest on the Headlee-Related Lawsuits
  • Recommendations to Change School Funding Reviewed by State Board
  • Fordham Institute Report Analyzes the EAA’s Progress
  • And More. . .

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Read the Nov. 11 Headlines


Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (167 reads)

The Nov. 11 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • Hot Topics at the Forefront of the 2014 MASB Annual Leadership Conference
  • Mid-Term Election Wrap-Up
  • 2014 Annual Leadership Conference Photos and Follow-up
  • Resolutions Discussed and Voted on During 2014 Delegate Assembly
  • Two Members Recognized With Prestigious Awards
  • Load up Your Toolbox to be a More Effective Board Member
  • VIP Focus: Blue Cross Announces 58 Michigan Schools as 2014-2015 Building Healthy Communities Recipients
  • 2015 MASA Winners’ Circle Nominations Due Nov. 21
  • And More. . .

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Read the Oct. 28 Headlines


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (155 reads)

The Oct. 28 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • What Michigan Can Learn From Other States
  • Regional Priority Setting Meetings Nearing Completion
  • School Safety Grants Available Through Michigan State Police
  • Walk-in Registration Opens Next Wednesday for 2014 MASB Annual Leadership Conference
  • Myths of School Board Service: Part II
  • 2015 MASA Winners’ Circle Nominations Due Nov. 21
  • MAISD Sharing Early Reading Campaign Materials for Other Districts’ Use
  • VIP Focus: Eidex—How to Develop an Effective School Improvement Plan: A Case Study
  • And More. . .

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Read the Oct. 14 Headlines


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (153 reads)

The Oct. 14 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • The Power and Promise of Modeling Transformational Leadership
  • Campaign Do's and Don'ts—Take Care to Avoid Campaign Law Violations
  • Regional Priority Setting Meetings Underway
  • MASB Delegates Could Lead Change of Direction
  • SET SEG Honors 10 Districts for Promoting Programs That Increase Safety, Lower Claims
  • It's Never Too Soon to Start Preparing for Negotiations
  • Myths of School Board Service: Part I
  • VIP Focus: DTE Energy Helping Schools—and Students—Become More Energy Efficient
  • And More. . .

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Read the Sept. 30 Headlines


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (165 reads)

The Sept. 30 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • Use Caution When Applying Research Broadly
  • Action Needed: Tell Your Senator to Vote No on Tax Appeals Legislation
  • President's Letter: Join Us for the 2014 Annual Leadership Conference
  • Have Questions About School Law? MCSA Fall Conference is Your Answer
  • Enforcing School Board Policies During Election Season
  • MDE Suggests Ways to Address Teacher Shortage
  • VIP Focus: An Education in Energy Value
  • And More. . .

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Read the Sept. 16 Headlines


Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (175 reads)

The Sept. 16 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • Legal Perspective: Board Vacancies, Appointments and Elections
  • BBB Issues Warning About Workbook Invoices
  • Senate Holds Hearing on Early Warning System
  • State Board of Education Finalizes State Superintendent Job Description
  • OK2SAY Fights the Culture of Silence
  • Standing Up 4 Public Schools Happening From Coast to Coast
  • Act Locally: Let Local School Districts Identify Healthy Meals Students Will Want to Eat
  • Trauma-Sensitive Practices Help Students With Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • And More. . .

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Read the Sept. 2 Headlines


Tuesday, September 02, 2014 (165 reads)

The Sept. 2 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • Legislative Fall Preview
  • Join MASB for a Regional Priority Setting Meeting
  • Early Bird Workshops Kick Off Annual Leadership Conference Weekend
  • Register Today for the Annual Leadership Conference
  • A Hidden Jewel: AFSA Membership Can Pay Off in a Big Way for Your Education Foundation
  • MEMSPA Call for Nominations
  • And More. . .

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Read the Aug. 19 Headlines


Friday, August 22, 2014 (170 reads)

The Aug. 19 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • Wotruba Announced as Next MASB Executive Director
  • Check Out MASB's Newest Video
  • New Laws Affecting the 2014-2015 School Year
  • What to do About the Recently Released Statewide Scorecards, Top-to-Bottom Rankings
  • Win Free Admission to MASB’s 2014 Annual Leadership Conference
  • VIP Focus: The Ultimate Question: Are Genetically Modified Organisms Safe for Students?
  • Sen. Roger Kahn Announced as Legislator of the Year for Small and Rural Schools
  • A Chance to Serve
  • MASB Hosts Regional Legislative Meetings
    MEMSPA Call for Nominations
  • And More. . .

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Read the Aug. 5 Headlines


Wednesday, August 06, 2014 (161 reads)

The Aug. 5 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • Kathy Hayes to Retire in 2015 After More Than 16 Years at MASB
  • Michigan Merit Curriculum Changes Signed Into Law
  • Annual Leadership Conference Speaker Lineup Taking Shape
  • Win Free Admission to MASB’s 2014 Annual Leadership Conference
  • Education for the School Board Member
  • New Officers Take the Helm at MASB
  • A Chance to Serve
  • MASB Launches Superintendent Outreach Program
  • MASB Leadership Attends Regional NSBA Meeting
  • MEMSPA Call for Nominations
  • And More. . .

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Read the July 22 Headlines


Tuesday, July 22, 2014 (183 reads)

The July 22 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • Vote Yes on Proposal 1 Funding to Protect School Funding
  • MME Results Show Subject Proficiency Improvements, Drop in College Readiness
  • WiFi Access to Expand in Schools and Libraries
  • Letter From Outgoing President Ruth Coppens
  • Win Free Admission to MASB’s 2014 Annual Leadership Conference
  • Letter to the Editor—Importance of School Board Training
  • Headquarters Update
  • A Chance to Serve
  • What's the Big Deal About Small and Rural Schools?
  • NOTICE: Resolutions, Amendments to MASB Bylaws Due July 31, 2014
  • And More. . .

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Read the June 24 Headlines


Wednesday, June 25, 2014 (169 reads)

The June 24 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • School District Fiscal Health Improves in 2013
  • School Aid Budget Passes Legislature
  • A New Perspective—The Importance of School Board Training
  • Nominations Being Accepted for 2015 Superintendent of the Year Award
  • Free Webinar: Creating Agenda Packets With BoardBook
  • A Closer Look at Charter Schools
  • NOTICE: Resolutions, Amendments to MASB Bylaws Due July 31, 2014
  • And More. . .

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Read the June 10 Headlines


Wednesday, June 11, 2014 (168 reads)

The June 10 Headlines issue is now available featuring articles on:

  • Latest Quarterly Report Shows Fewer Districts in Deficit
  • Two More Issues Could be Added to the November Ballot
  • States Across the Country are Mandating School Board Training
  • Elections are Approaching—Do You Need an Absentee Ballot?
  • VIP Focus: Does Your District Have a Strategic Capital Plan?
  • A Chance to Serve
  • Rochholz Appointed to MASB Board of Directors
  • And More. . .

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Read the May 27 Headlines


Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (164 reads)

The May 27 Headlines featured articles on:

  • Moving Student Assessments to Department of Treasury Considered in Legislature
  • Legal Trust Fund Helps Alleviate Costs to Districts for Legal Services
  • 2014 Summer School for School Leaders—A Family-Friendly Learning Opportunity
  • Walking the Talk: GISD Board of Education Achieves Master Diamond Board Award Three Years in a Row
  • NOTICE: Resolutions, Amendments to MASB Bylaws Due July 31, 2014
  • And More. . .

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Read the May 13 Headlines


Thursday, May 22, 2014 (157 reads)

The May 13 Headlines issue features:

  • 2014 Education Excellence Award Winners Announced
  • New Report: Tax Cuts Have Hurt Schools, Haven’t led to Economic Prosperity
  • House and Senate Pass School Aid Budgets
  • 60 Years Following Brown v. Board of Education—What has (or Hasn’t) Changed?
  • School Districts Get Advice on 'Doing More With Less'
  • School Boards Disapprove of Congress’ Attempt to Expand Charter Schools
  • And More. . .

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Read the April 29 Issue


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 (166 reads)

The April 29 Headlines issue is now available featuring:

  • New NSBA Guide Helps School Boards Navigate Student Data Privacy Concerns in the Cloud Computing Era
  • Register Today for May 2 Admin Professionals Webinar With Brad Banasik
  • State Assessment Hangs in Limbo Because of Legislature’s Indecision
  • MERC Upholds Decision Barring ‘Teacher Placement’ Provisions
  • Michigan Schools Ranked in U.S. News’ 2014 Best High Schools
  • Building Community Partnerships for Student Success
  • MASB Legal and Labor Services Welcomes Two New Staff
  • Reminder: Submit Your Proposals by May 9
  • Free Webinar: Creating Agenda Packets With BoardBook
  • Join MASB for a Professional Development Weekend in Lansing
  • And More. . .

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Read the April 15 Issue


Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (149 reads)

The April 15 Headlines issue is now available featuring:

  • From Kindergarten Through Board Service: Learning is our Business
  • Election Year Activity About to Hit Full Stride
  • School Aid Supplemental Signed by Governor
  • MASB Well-Represented at NSBA Annual Conference
  • Six Simple Steps to Standing Up 4 Public Schools: Part III
  • Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your District
  • Executive Search Services Superintendent Vacancies
  • Allendale Public Schools Listed in Top 10 Digital School Districts
  • Have You Prepared Your Negotiations Checklist?
  • Join MASB for a Professional Development Weekend in Lansing
  • And More. . .

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Read the April 1 Issue


Monday, April 14, 2014 (152 reads)

The April 1 Headlines issue is now available featuring:

  • New Study Finds School Boards Members Play Crucial Role in Public Education
  • Senate and House Subcommittees Take Action on School Aid Budget
  • EAA Expansion Bill Passes House—Stalls in Senate Again
  • Six Simple Steps to Standing Up 4 Public Schools: Part II
  • Strategic Planning: How to Reach a Shared Vision in Your District
  • VIP Focus: A Year of New Opportunities
  • MASB Names Former Lansing News Anchor as Director of CPRM
  • About MASB: What We Do and How We Can Help You
  • How to Protect Your District With an Effective Social Media Policy
  • New Additions to the MASB Board of Directors Announced
  • Executive Search Services Superintendent Vacancies
  • And More. . .

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Read the March 18 Issue


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (169 reads)

The March 18 Headlines issue is now available featuring:

  • New Report: Lawmakers Should Slow Virtual School Expansion Until More Student
  • Achievement Information is Available
  • Don’t Count on Snow Days Forgiveness
  • Legislative Conference Attendees Help to Postpone EAA Expansion Vote in the House
  • Michigan Teacher Included in NSBA’s “20 to Watch” Education Technology Leaders
  • MASB Helps to Support a Culture of Reading in Michigan
  • Achievement Isn’t Just for Kids!
  • Advocacy & Legislation: Standing Up for Public Education
  • Six Simple Steps to Standing Up 4 Public Schools: Part I
  • Executive Search Services Superintendent Vacancies
  • And More. . .

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Read the March 4 Issue


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 (159 reads)

The March 4 Headlines issue is now available featuring:

  • “Classrooms and Kids” Budget Proposal Offered by Education Community
  • 2014 Survey Results Show Public Support for School Board Professional Development
  • Stand Up for Public Education
  • NSBA and State Associations Launch “Stand Up 4 Public Schools” Campaign
  • BOD Terms End for Two Well-Respected Members
  • MEAP Results: Fourth Grade Reading Scores Improve for the Fourth Consecutive Year
  • 2013 Certified Boardmember Award Letters Mailed
  • VIP Focus: Fuel Up to Play 60: Making A Difference In YOUR Community
  • Recognize and Reward Your District’s Innovative Programs—Apply for the EDEX Awards Today
  • Join Women Leaders at the Blue Stockings Conference
  • Training and Events: Your One Stop for Professional Development Information
  • NSBA Updates Its National Affiliate Program, Offers New Resources
  • Executive Search Services Superintendent Vacancies
  • NSBA Annual Conference Offers National Perspective
  • And More. . .

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Read the February 18 Issue


Tuesday, February 18, 2014 (163 reads)

The February 18 Headlines issue is now available featuring:

  • Do Figures on School Funding Tell the Truth?
  • MVU Releases Section 21f Resources Toolkit
  • Michigan Delegates Represent State Well at NSBA Advocacy Institute
  • Message From MASB President Ruth Coppens
  • Governor’s Proposed Budget has Real Increase in Per Pupil Funding for Schools
  • Submit Your Applications for EDEX 2.0
  • VIP Focus: Health Tips From UnitedHealthcare—Your Best Year is Here
  • Education Community: Information for and About School Board Member Partners
  • State Board Adopts Policy on Snow Days
  • 2014 MASA/MASB Legislative Conference
  • And More. . .

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Read the February 4 Issue


Tuesday, February 04, 2014 (157 reads)

The February 4 Headlines issue is now available featuring:

  • Member Center is the Heart of MASB’s New Website
  • Four Tips for Making Meetings With Your Legislator Successful
  • Michigan Employment Relations Commission Decision Gives Guidance on Implementing Health Insurance Caps
  • Professional Development Courses This Weekend in Novi
  • In Memoriam: MASB BOD Member Burl Ghastin
  • VIP Focus: Plante Moran Named to FORTUNE Magazine’s List of “The 100 Best Companies to Work For®” 16 Years in a Row
  • Searching for a Search Firm? Look for Five Key Qualities
  • SET SEG Foundation MASC/MAHS Camp Scholarships Available
  • And More. . .

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Read the January 21 Issue


Tuesday, February 04, 2014 (157 reads)

The January 21 Headlines issue is now available featuring:

  • Website Redesign Completed in Answer to Member Requests
  • Celebrating 20 Years of Educational Excellence. . .Looking Ahead to the Next 20
  • Education Issues Addressed in Governor’s State of the State
  • Message From MASB President Ruth A. Coppens
  • Avoiding Labor Pains
  • Legislature Amends Health Insurance Cap Law
  • Join Us for the First Professional Development Weekend of 2014
  • MASB Announces Board of Directors’ Nomination and Election Results
  • And More. . .

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Read the January 8 Issue


Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (177 reads)

Happy New Year! Due to this week's inclement weather, Headlines was delayed by one day. The January 8 issue is now available featuring:

  • School Board Recognition Month—Leading Strong
  • What’s Your Scenario? MVU Provides Examples and Courses of Action for Online Learning Implementation
  • New Year Begins With Ongoing Debate on EAA and Letter Grades for Schools
  • Is Your Board Prepared to Spend 85 Percent of Its Budget Wisely?
  • MDE Announces Revised Quality Standards for Early Childhood and Out-of-School Time Programs
  • Michigan Receives a $50+ Million Race-to-the-Top Early Learning Challenge Grant
  • Join Us for the First Professional Development Weekend of 2014
  • Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Act
  • New Board Self-Evaluation Tool Coming Soon
  • And More. . .

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