April 30, 2019

Classrooms are often microcosms of the world where different backgrounds, cultures and religions come together. Teachers have the unique opportunity to help bridge differences and celebrate inclusion with lesson plans that go beyond basic subjects. Take advantage of th...

April 29, 2019

My school has been encouraging the use of project-based learning (PBL) for many years, but the math department—which I’m part of—was very slow to adopt it. I bought into myths about PBL—that it takes too long, that it’s hard to assess, etc.

April 27, 2019

Social studies can be intriguing if presented with a story or it can be boring if it is presented simply as a collection of facts. Since almost everyone enjoys an engaging story, why not approach social studies as the great story about how our country came into existen...

April 26, 2019

Despite the fact that school districts nationwide are confronting significant teacher shortages, some administrators and legislators still disregard the role professional compensation plays in recruitment and retention, and minimize the complexities of teaching. In fac...

April 25, 2019

Administrative Professionals Week (formerly called National Secretaries Week) and Administrative Professionals Day are celebrated each April. What are you doing to recognize the folks in the front office who keep things on an even keel in your school? Here are some pra...

April 24, 2019

Graduates of our member districts go on to do amazing things! For example, check out Southfield Public Schools' graduate profile to see what their students can achieve.

April 23, 2019

A greater emphasis needs to be put on improving literacy programs in our state. We need to do more to ensure our students are growing and advancing in important subject areas, like reading.

April 22, 2019

We know you love the Earth and want to protect it. We've got tips to help you do it! Scroll down for ideas to help keep the planet clean, prevent habitat loss, save wildlife, and more. Then learn about the celebration dedicated to saving the planet—Earth Day.

Despite decades of efforts, the achievement gap between rich and poor students hasn’t budged in the United States for a half century, or in Michigan since at least 2000. That’s the sobering finding of a national study released this week examining test scores dating bac...