April 2017 Professional Development Activities LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE FINAL SESSION:   Date:                           April 14, 2017 Time:                          8:30 Registration                                     9:00 am – 12 noon (lunch on your own) 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Location:                    Best Western, Marlborough, MA Registration fee:        $55.00 maaps members, $110.00 Non-members                                     Click here to register How many…

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39th Annual maaps Conference & Vendor Exposition with Leadership Strand on Friday, May 5, 2017 @ Best Western, Marlborough, MA Visit www.maaps.org to register The maaps 2017 Annual Conference on Friday May 5th will host over 30 workshops including a dedicated strand of topics for leaders. In addition, there will be networking opportunities with 800+…

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by Jim Harter and Amy Adkins First appeared on www.gallup.com on February 21, 2017 For the complete article click here Story highlights: Not all workers are benefiting from expanded job opportunities On the positive side, hiring has picked up Workers’ optimism about employment opportunities is rising  This is the first article in a two-part series.…

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The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) has released Student Tutorials for MCAS 2.0 Computer Based Testing (CBT) and Practice Tests (CBT and PBT) in preparation for spring 2017 MCAS paper and computer-based testing for grades 3–8 English Language Arts and Mathematics. ESE strongly recommends that C766 schools have all students view the tutorial…

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During the past few weeks, maaps and our member schools, have continued working hard to successfully highlight our advocacy efforts. These include our State House and legislative meetings aimed at overturning the Governor’s proposed Chapter 766 school (C766) rate freeze and fully-funding the Special Education Circuit Breaker account in next year’s state budget. This month, we wanted…

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March/April 2017 Professional Development Events Date: March 7, 2017             MCAS 2.0 Changes to Accommodations PDG: Education Directors (open to all members) Time: 10:00 am – 12 noon    Click here to register Location: Best Western, Marlborough, MA Daniel Weiner, DESE, will be on hand to review and demonstrate the new accommodations available with the MCAS 2.0…

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On February 7, 2017, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) Office of Approved Private Special Education Schools (OASES), formerly Program Quality Assurance (PQA), sent out a notice regarding changes to ESEs Form 1 –Notification/Request for Prior Approval of Substantial Changes within a Private or Public Special Education School Program. Click here to download…

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Friday, May 5, 2017 @ Best Western, Marlborough, MA Visit www.maaps.org to login and register What can you expect at the maaps Conference? 30+ workshops including a dedicated strand of topics for leaders All workshops presented by leading experts from across the country Networking Opportunities with 800+ professionals PDP/CEU certificates at every workshop Workshop Topics…

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  Move Over, 401(k)s: This New Perk Helps Millenials Pay Off College Loans Employers seeking talent offer to help workers free themselves from educational debt. ByLuba Ostashevsky April 18, 2016 Excited to be back at his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire, Ed Farrington flashed bright-colored pie charts and graphs before a group of…

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