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ESE New Process for Special Education Licensure Waivers

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) has announced a new process and route for special education licensure waivers for the 2018-2019 school year beginning July 1, 2018, called Structured Guidance & Supports (SG&S). The ESE special education licenses include the following: Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities,…

New England’s power grid transition and what it means to maaps members

By Shaun Pandit, CEO, Early Bird Power, maaps’ preferred energy advisor There is a huge shift happening to the power grid in New England – and what you don’t know could impact your school– and your utility bill. All members of maaps should take notice. The power grid in New England is rapidly shifting from…

Tell Us Your Story!

Do you have a student success story about the transition after graduation? Does your school have a summer program that you’re proud of? Do you want to spread the word about an important milestone? Or do you have a teacher who is standing out for their dedication, brilliance and compassion? We want to know!  This month, maaps,…

Framingham State University Course Offering:  The IEP, an In-depth Study

At the beginning of October, 2017 maaps will offer the second course delivered by Framingham State University (FSU).  This course is totally on-line, lasts 4 weeks and offers teachers three ways to use the course: Assists teachers currently on a waiver in meeting the Competency/Continuous Progress Requirements of the license for moderate disabilities. Each 4-week…

Help the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Committee Help You – Take a 5 Minute Survey – copy

maaps member schools are committed to improving student outcomes which can be achieved using Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs). Per the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), an EBP is defined as practices that are supported by a sufficient number of high quality studies that use research designs from which causality can be inferred and that demonstrate meaningful…

When Was the Last Time the Elevator Was Inspected?

Elevators in C766 schools are to be inspected at least once per year. Please be sure to check the expiration date which is located on the certificate of approval in a conspicuous place by the elevator. To schedule an inspection, please contact your elevator maintenance company. Failure to comply with this law could result in…

Six Scrappy Sourcing Strategies to Help You Hire Top Talent

You want to attract top talent to your company. These candidate sourcing strategies can help you get there: Social Sourcing Candidates want information fast. Take advantage of social sharing platforms by inviting your employees to opt into seamless set-it and forget-it job publishing, expanding your reach. More Strategic Use of Job Boards With 30% of…

Legislative Budget Finalized; Now on Governor’s Desk

On July, 7th the members of the House and Senate Budget Conference Committee submitted the final legislative budget and it is now on the Governor’s desk. The Governor has until July 17th to review the budget and take action to either approve or veto specific areas of the budget. The Legislature’s budget included language in Outside…

Conference Committee Begin Deliberations This Week

The state budget deliberations for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY’18) has entered the home stretch. The Budget Conference Committee began their meetings to discuss the FY’18 budget on Monday, June 5, 2017. The job of the Conference Committee is to negotiate the differences between the House and Senate budget bills. Once that work is completed, the…

maaps’ On-line Classes with Westfield and Framingham State Universities

maaps has partnered with both Westfield and Framingham State Universities to provide on-line training to educational professionals in member schools.  To learn more about these partnerships, use the link below.  Classes are over for the summer, but come October they will be in full swing offering: A fully accessible SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) class on…

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