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September/October MDE notices

October 02, 2020

September/October MDE notices

Important Registry of Educational Personnel Fall Data Request -- The MDE is requesting that local education agencies (LEAs), both traditional public and public school academies, ensure that field 12 (Funded Position Status) and field 25 (Employment Status) are being reported accurately during the fall 2020 registry of educational personnel (REP) collection. Accuracy in reporting will provide needed data to advocate for policy changes that support increasing the numbers of certified teachers in areas of shortage. Read full memo

 

Library Resources Available to Schools  -- Michigan eLibrary (MeL) resources are provided to all schools and libraries across Michigan. MeL offers reading and research materials for students who are either at school or learning at a distance. Whether the focus is on content-specific curriculum, essential instructional practices in literacy, or Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students (MITECS), there are eResources that support teaching and learning at every grade level. Learn more about MeL resources

 

Information Technology System Changes for the 2020-21 School Year --  The MDE is implementing previously planned crucial system updates and improvements to some of the existing information technology systems that support the department’s business functions for local districts throughout the 2020-21 school year. Changes will impact the current Michigan Nutritional Data System (MIND), the Michigan Electronic Grant Systems Plus (MEGS Plus), and others. Learn more about the IT systems updates

 

Homeschool Information for 2020-2021 -- The MDE has encountered an increase in homeschool registrations for the 2020-2021 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The MDE urges local school districts to continue contacting parents/guardians of enrolled students who are not regularly attending school or who have not attended school and whose plans for this school year remain unknown. Read the full memo regarding homeschool issues

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