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April 2018

2018 School Improvement Reports

The 2018 School and District Reporting Tasks in ASSIST™ have been assigned. Please review the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Reporting Memorandum outlining the reporting requirements for schools and districts.

Save the Dates

The AdvancED Michigan Fall Conference will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi on October 11-12, 2018.

The Michigan Department of Education Fall School Improvement Conference will be held at the Lansing Center on November 19-20, 2018. Look for more information in May.

New Personnel

Dr. Paula Daniels has been selected as the Director of the new Office of Student, School, and District Support, a combination of the Office of Field Services and Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation. Dr. Daniels has extensive experience in education holding every position throughout the system, from teacher to building principal, coach, central office administrator, district superintendent and regional manager with the MDE Office of Field Services. She has an excellent professional reputation in the field and in the department.
Mr. Michael Nauss has been selected as the new Director of the AdvancED Michigan Operations Office. Prior to joining AdvancED, Michael provided leadership as the Director of Administration and Operations in the College of Education at Michigan State University and as Senior Consultant for the Michigan Department of Education, responsible for the implementation of the Statewide System of Support. Additionally, Michael served as a successful Michigan school administrator and independent educational consultant. 

School Improvement Support Unit

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) School Improvement Support Unit provides technical assistance and support for ASSIST users. For detailed instructions on submitting reports, please see the Resources section of the AdvancED/MDE website. Note that there are tabs for Schools, Districts, Quick Guides and to locate additional information. Please contact our office if you need further assistance.

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