PELSB: Flexibilities for science teachers will remain in place for the next school year March 21, 2023 | On March 12, 2021, the Board adopted a resolution to help support teachers and schools navigating changes to the K-12 science standards and benchmarks. This resolution will remain in effect for the next school year (2023-24). Read the full update here. This has also been posted in the Members Only section of the website under "Educational Resources."
Toolkit for Educators on Medicaid PHE Unwinding (March 1, 2023) AASA is excited to announce that they have released a toolkit designed for school/district leaders use to spread the word about the Medicaid PHE unwinding. AASA knows everyone in the Medicaid world is well aware of how children will lose coverage as a result of the unwinding, but AASA feels this is such an important issue for educators and education advocates to become familiar with and to work towards increasing awareness about in their districts/communities. If you’re not familiar with this issue, you can learn more in this EducationWeek article.
This toolkit is totally customizable and has the following templates:
An email any educator can send to parents
A sample robo call script
Sample social media posts about the unwinding for schools, districts, & organizations to use/customize
A one pager in English and in Spanish explaining what the unwinding is and what parents needs to do to keep kids covered
A sample website banner, blogpost and newsletter insert for schools/districts/orgs to use
TRA presentation to MASA Legislative Committee Materials On Friday, February 3, Jay Stoffel, the Executive Director of TRA, presented information to the members of the MASA Legislative Committee and MASA Executive Officers. The same information was also recently presented to the Pension Commission. A draft bill is being worked on and there are many steps that would need to be taken by the legislature before any changes to TRA are made.
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