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Dec 25, 2020

When Oak Park School District teacher Owen Bondono received the phone call letting him know that he was named 2020 Michigan Teacher of the Year, he was speechless. In this episode, Owen joins us to talk about the selection process, the school district in which he works, COVID-19 and much more.

Dec 11, 2020

Who is the Michigan Department of Education? What is the role of the State Board of Education? With many new board members taking their seats in January we speak with State Board of Education President Casandra Ulbrich, Ph.D., (D-Dearborn) to talk about all of this and more.

Nov 27, 2020

The federal regulations put in place by Title IX are about more than just sports. How do the changes that went into effect in August 2020 affect school districts? What are the steps that should be taken to protect students, employees and the district itself particularly when it comes to sexual harassment? We cover all...

Nov 13, 2020

MASB estimates that several hundred newly elected Michigan school board members will take their seats as a result of the November election. What does this look like for recruitment efforts—what worked and what didn't? How can districts onboard and orient these new additions to their governance team? We sit down with...

Oct 23, 2020

The collective belief systems, values and behaviors of the school community will have a major impact on the success or failure of a district's improvement journey. In this episode, we talk with Anthony Muhammad, Ph.D., 2020 MASB Annual Leadership Conference speaker about how to create a healthy school district...