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1 June 2014 Bill Miller, Executive Director, MAISA William Mayes, Executive Director, MASA 1

2 The Purpose Public education exists to preserve the democracy by providing equal opportunity for all individuals to maximize their potential and become educated, contributing members of their community and a global economy. 2

3 The Non-Negotiables Michigan’s Public Education System must: Be fair and equitable for all students Provide options designed for the needs of students rather than the needs of adults Empower professional educators to assume responsibility for instructional leadership Provide personal, learner-driven choice 3

4 Study and Strategy Teams The recommendations are separated into two sets: Strategic actions: These eight recommendations target immediate and short-term reforms that contain actionable detail. These recommendations will be the basis for the work of one or more Strategy Team(s). Study items: Five of the SSRC’s 13 recommendations target mid- to long- term system reforms that require support, information from multiple stakeholders, and much more research. These broadly stated, large-scale reform recommendations will be the basis for the work of a Study Team(s). 4

5 Study and Strategy Teams Project Manager/Facilitator: Sally Vaughn Strategy Team: Comprised of SSRC Members as follows: Nathan Bootz, John Dieter, Marion Ginopolis, Pete Haines, Dan Reattoir, Dave Campbell, Tina Kerr, John Searles, William Mayes, Bill Miller, Brad Biladeau, Mandy Diroff, Kristin Margelot, Linda Wacyk, and Dan Pappas Study Team: To include: An association staff member (Executive Director if possible) and one association practitioner member from MASB, MSBO, MASSP, MEMSPA, MEA, Federation of Teachers. SSRC Members: Dave Campbell, Tina Kerr, Jay Kulbertis, William Mayes, Bill Miller, Wanda Cook- Robinson, John Searles, Dave Tebo, and Brian Whiston 5

6 The Recommendations Study Team Recommendations Define a high-quality education and ensure every Michigan child has equitable access to that education. Propose a revenue and expense model that increases the equity of funding for all Michigan students, with particular focus on an adequacy study. Develop an early warning/intervention system for both academically and/or financially distressed districts. Develop an enhanced collaboration model among regional service agencies to provide services for local districts and students. Develop a board of education self-evaluation tool and require ongoing training for board members. 6

7 The Recommendations Strategy Team Recommendations Assure all Michigan students: –Have equitable access to high quality 4-year-old preschool. –Have competency-based learning plans in grades PK-8. –Meet key performance standards in English/Language Arts and Math. –Experience curricula based on the Common Core State Standards. –Have access to engaging learning models and technology. –Have access to opportunities that develop college & career readiness skills. –Have early access to college credit. 7

8 The Recommendations Strategy Team Recommendations continued Standardize teacher preparation programs. Carefully choose and monitor student teachers at the local district level. Reform Michigan’s teacher credentialing structure to identify Novice, Practicing, and Master Teachers. Improve and implement the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness (MCEE) recommendations. Reduce redundancy in reporting requirements. Provide incentive funding for districts wishing to consolidate. Define an accountability system. 8

9 Next Steps Convene the study and strategy teams Increase our body of research Learn from experts/resources in the field 9

10 Q & A Bill Miller, MAISA Executive Director William Mayes, MASA Executive Director SSRC webpage 10


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