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Lame Duck Update - 12/13/2018
HB 5526, Rep. Kelly's letter grading bill, passed the House just after 3:00 a.m. after adoption of numerous amendments by a vote of 56-53, with Republicans voting in favor and all Democrats voting no joined by 7 Republicans. Some of the changes include:
- Elimination of the Education Policy Accountability Commission in favor of a five-member "peer review panel" consisting of 3 members appointed by Gov. Snyder and 1 each from the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader who would review the new A-F grading system MDE is directed to create, and
* Creation of a new A-F system that would not include summative letter grade for schools, but rather A-F grades based on six individual indicators.
We are still gathering amendments and I will forward them along for your review when we have them.