Legislative Update – 04/10/2020

Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) gave a legislative update this week to MEMSPA and several other Karoub Associates clients. He indicated his primary focus is on health and safety during these challenging times and thanked everyone who has helped to find Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our front line health care workers and applauded businesses who have suspended or …

MDE Releases Learning at a Distance Guidance

MDE Releases Guidance for Learning at a Distance The link below provides local schools an enriched effort, written largely by Michigan teachers, to help address the immediate needs of staff who must address the immediate needs of children – at a distance – during a pandemic. This document seeks to help ALL districts improve learning at a distance. Link: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/LearningDistanceGuidance_686455_7.pdf …

Weekly Update – 04/08/2020

MEMSPA would like to thank our members, learning leaders and partners in education for taking time to share their thoughts, support and guidance with the MEMSPA Family. We are in this together! Let’s take this time to grow ourselves professionally and strengthen our PLN. Please feel free to share this with any of your network that you think would find …

MAISA Releases Quick Start Guide for District Continuity of Learning Plans

MAISA General Education Leadership Network Special Education Instructional Leadership Network Quick Start Guidance Completing Your COVID-19 Continuity of Learning Plan As Michigan educators work to develop and implement their remote learning plans in response to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order (No. 2020-35) to close K-12 schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, we call upon everyone to assume flexibility …

2020 MEMSPA Annual Conference Call for Proposals

Are you passionate about leadership and learning for K-8 principals? Do you have research, expertise, or experience to share with educational leaders who want to improve their leadership practice? MEMSPA invites you to apply to be a breakout session speaker at the 2020 MEMSPA Annual Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort December 2nd-4th! The theme for this year’s conference is Everyone …

Legislative Update – 04/02/2020

After quite a few days of rumors, Governor Whitmer today unveiled Executive Order 2020-35, which suspends face-to-face K-12 instruction in Michigan for the remainder of the current school year. However, while the suspension of face-to-face instruction is the most noteworthy part of the E.O., it also lays out a process requiring districts to prepare and implement distance learning plans for …

RELEASE: Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Suspending Face-to-Face Learning at K-12 Schools for Remainder of School Year Executive Order sets guidelines for remote learning, ensures teachers, school employees will be paid for remainder of school year LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-35, which orders all K-12 school buildings to close for the remainder of the school …

Weekly Update – 04/01/2020

MEMSPA is committed to supporting you in any way that we can during this unprecedented time. We are working tirelessly to bring you up-to-date news during the COVID-19 pandemic. We do believe that this time can also be used for professional and personal growth. For that reason, we have decided to continue our Weekly Update featuring Leaders that are sharing …

Legislative Update – 03/27/2020

Tension is high this week as educators ask for answers. A joint statement from MASA, MASB and the MAISA called on the Legislature, the Governor and the Department of Education to “immediately provide clarity to Michiganders on what’s next for our children. They went on to say “We urge the state to immediately move to waive days of instruction that …