January 16, 2019
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Pilot Applications for mid-year implementation are being accepted until January 18th, 2019 . For details and to apply, please see and complete the MiRead Beta Pilot School Application .

MiRead will be presenting a breakout session at the 2019 MASA Midwinter Conference .

Session Title: MiRead Literacy Portal – Statewide Literacy Support Going Live 2019!
Time: Wednesday, February 6th, 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Nicolet B – Level 5 
Presenters: Dave Cairy, MAISA; Tom Johnson, MiDataHub; and Jennifer Cordes, Kaleva Norman Dickson School District

E mail Taylor Hoag at thoag@gomasa.org with questions.  
Michigan Students Among Nation's Most Chronically Absent, Homeless Students at Particular Risk
ANN ARBOR—Attendance is vital to academic success, studies show, but many children in Michigan are not making it to school.

According to a University of Michigan analysis, close to one out of every six children enrolled in the state’s public and charter schools were chronically absent in school year 2016-17, missing 10 percent or more school days.

“These rates are cause for alarm,” said Jennifer-Erb Downward, senior researcher at U-M’s Poverty Solutions. “We know chronically absent students are less likely to meet grade-level proficiency standards and are more likely to dropout.

“If we are going to improve our state’s education system, we need to figure out how to help kids get to school. The data show that to do that we have to address the impact of homelessness and poverty.”

Recommendations to improve chronic absenteeism include:
  • Schools opting in to MiDataHub, a statewide initiative to improve the management and usability of school data.
  • Adopting real-time attendance tracking tools at schools statewide.
  • Using available data to identify and prioritize school districts with the greatest need.
  • Ensuring that attendance programs and policies meet the needs of all students, including those experiencing housing and economic instability.

Eidex Meetings
As the requests for Eidex integrations continue to grow at a rapid pace, please remember they are requesting data back to the 2015-16 school year. By default your data hub is not enabled to allow for publishing data this far back. If you would like to publish previous years data please submit an email to support@midatahub.org requesting to have the ODS for 2015-16 and 2016-17. Once created you will have 7 days to populate the previous years ODS with data.

Eidex is offering 5 (2 hour) sessions at different locations throughout the state for users to learn more about the benefits of being connected to the MiDataHub and the value of connecting your data hub to the Eidex system with an API integration. Eidex and MiDataHub staff will be onsite at each location walking the audience through the entire process of getting connected and following up with a hands on opportunity to connect your data hub to Eidex.

To learn more about this 2 hour session please c lick here to view flyer

  • Tuesday, January 22 - Kalamazoo RESA
  • Thursday, January 24 - Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle ESD
  • Monday, January 28 - Genesee ISD
  • Wednesday, January 30 - Kent ISD
  • Friday, February 1 - Ingham ISD (Early Childhood Center)

Data Hub Participation
New Live Districts-
  • Bellaire Public Schools
  • Berkley School District
  • Birch Run Area Schools
  • Concord Community Schools
  • East Jordan Public Schools
  • Frankfort Elberta Area Schools
  • Gibralter School District
  • Glen Lake Community Schools
  • Hope Academy of West Michigan
  • Kalkaska Public Schools
  • Kensington Woods Schools
  • Lakeview Community Schools (Montcalm)
  • Mancelona Public Schools
  • North Branch Area Schools
  • North Huron School District
  • Orchard View Schools
  • Vestaburg Community Schools

Signed up districts added this week-
  • Cheboygan Area Schools
  • Grand Blanc Community Schools
  • Grand Blanc Academy
  • Hillsdale Community Schools

If your district has not yet been involved with the Michigan Data Hub, please click here to sign up . 
Support Tickets
Just a quick reminder to use our support desk when you have questions, run into obstacles, or have any suggestions regarding your integration with MiDataHub.

To submit a ticket follow these simple steps below:
  • Send an email to support@midatahub.org. This will generate a ticket within 5-10 minutes.
  • Somewhere in the body of the email please include the following information:
  • District name​
  • Title/Role (for assigning credentials)​
  • Contact Information
  • Detailed information on request