Skip to content

MDE Seeks to Change Standards for Special Education Administrators

October 1, 2019

On July 30, 2019, the Michigan Department of Education (“MDE”) sent a Memorandum to the State Board of Education (“SBE”) enclosing Proposed Standards for the Preparation and Practice of Special Education Administrators. The Proposed Standards identify several proposed revisions to the standards that are currently identified in the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (“MARSE”). If adopted as written, the Proposed Standards will require Special Education Directors to have a teacher certification with an endorsement in at least one area of special education. The Proposed Standards would also eliminate the Special Education Supervisor Certification. A full copy of the Proposed Standards may be found here

If you have not already provided input or want to provide additional input, we encourage you to submit your input soon. MDE is accepting Public Comment until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019.  Public comments must be submitted online. A copy of the August 29, 2019 Memorandum from MDE containing the link to the Public Comment Survey may be found here. Please note that, although the Memorandum states that the Public Comment Period ended this last Sunday, September 29, 2019, the survey is still active.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.

Subscribe For The Latest




2024 Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Laws Summit Chicago

This event will include a panel discussion with expert industry leaders, offering a deep dive into the most pressing issues and advancements in AI and data privacy laws. You’ll gain critical knowledge and explore the implications of AI in legal and privacy domains so you can update your practices to reflect the highest standards of data stewardship.

Explore more

WEBINAR: The Race to 2024: Politics and Social Media in the Workplace and Employer Rights.

Over the last several years, employers have seen and continue to see increased political activities from their employees at work and on social media platforms, including on business-related social media platforms, like LinkedIn. Managing employee expression causes unique challenges for employers and HR professionals, and in a General Election year, these challenges are likely to increase as the Presidential race, and other races, heat up.

Explore more

Webinar: A Cookieless Future and Promise of PETs: A Primer on Privacy Enhancing Technologies

This webinar will explore PETs – we will define what they are, what problems PETs exist to address, and emerging PET standards including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) draft guidance on how to evaluate PET effectiveness. We will provide specific PET use cases and discuss how PETs may be utilized to address the phase out of third party cookies by certain browsers for purposes of targeted advertising.

Explore more