MEMSPA is a community of principals dedicated to advocating, leading and learning. They recognize the evolving nature of the principal’s role and support those committed to this important work. MEMSPA is the vital knowledge network and voice for principals in Michigan, shaping effective solutions for everyday problems and emerging challenges.
The mission of the MAC is to improve student learning and achievement through a system of coherent curriculum, balanced assessment, and effective instruction. We do this by collaboratively promoting assessment knowledge and practice, providing professional development, producing and sharing assessment tools and products.
Built and run by education activists, American Reading Company is a trusted partner of 5,320 schools and 1,070 districts in 50 states. Our team helps strengthen district and school capacity at every level by placing literacy and agency at the heart of school transformation, through: Thematic Inquiry Core Curriculum, K-12 Reading Instruction & Assessment, Teacher and Leader Learning, and Expertly Curated Classroom Libraries. As a result, all students read, write, discuss, think, investigate, and solve problems at ever-increasing levels of proficiency. Their academic performance is accelerated and their life prospects are fundamentally improved.
Michigan Virtual™, formerly known as Michigan Virtual University® & Michigan Virtual School®, has been working hard to provide a path to the future for students and educators since 1998. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation focused on education, they believe that brilliance resides in all of us, ready to change the world with next big idea. MV is dedicated to helping each student shine their brightest by enhancing their opportunities to learn and working to strengthen the teachers that will show them the way.
Kids Read Now was created in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Leib Lurie and his wife Barbara, a reading specialist and educator, after reading about the summer reading slide, which causes disadvantaged students to lose 2-3 months of education over summer break. Using proven pedagogical techniques and refined over five years with 13,000 kids in 10 districts across three states, the Kids Read Now turn-key in-home summer reading program offers proven results.
Eidex was founded to help school districts find answers within their mountains of data. Through a powerful mix of software, training, support, consulting, and collaboration, Eidex guides school administrators toward insight. Eidex Focus is the first tool to bring true business analytics to K-12 administrators. With Eidex Focus, administrators can evaluate and analyze data, compare with peers, discover trends, set realistic goals, and gain insight into their districts. Then, backed by our support and consulting staff, they turn that insight into action.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre- K-12 learning analytics – enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students allowing time for what matters – creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom.
GrapeSEED is a complete oral language acquisition and critical listening program that closes the achievement gap in language and improves test scores for all students. Backed by educational research and proven results, it levels the playing field for children and is a game changer for schools. GrapeSEED supplements a district’s Literacy Curriculum used in early childhood education centers, preschools, pre-K classrooms, Head Start programs and Kindergarten – Second Grade elementary classrooms.