Posted on 04/21/14 at 4:43pm

This month, university students looking to teach in Michigan took a new, more rigorous teacher certification test. It was first administered last October and pass rates fell from 82 percent to 26 percent. All education majors have to take the test to become student teachers.

Posted on 04/07/14 at 11:30am

We’re moving into the last months of the legislative session before policymakers take a summer break.

Posted on 04/21/14 at 4:46pm

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-11 when teachers and all school employees are recognized for their contributions to public education. Last week, we asked for your suggestions on how best students, parents, the community and the media can show their appreciation for all that you do.

Posted on 04/14/14 at 1:39pm

The Michigan School Safety and Bullying Prevention Summit will be held at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing on Monday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Posted on 04/14/14 at 1:37pm

If the Legislature provides the funding, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) will implement a new plan to help school districts with budget deficits. The plan is part of Gov. Snyder’s budget recommendations. Currently, there are 46 school districts with budget deficits.

Posted on 04/14/14 at 1:40pm

If you’re looking to get involved in a community event that promotes safety and a healthy habit, consider signing up for the National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 7. In Michigan, the event is sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation to make communities more walkable and “bikeable.”

MEA Scholarship nominations now open

Haslett and Lansing members honored with ‘Building Leaders’ award

Haslett Public Schools teacher Wendy McCann and Lansing School District teacher Dan Boggan recently were recently presented with the “Building Leaders” award from WVFN-AM’s “The Drive with Jack Ebling.”

MEA and Home Management Company co-sponsor the award, which recognizes Mid-Michigan school employees who have gone above and beyond to help student athletes.

McCann serves as head volleyball coach at Haslett High School, while Boggan is head football coach at Lansing’s Sexton High.

New education group launches website to promote the value of Michigan’s public schools

​The Michigan Public Schools Partnership launched a new website this week to promote the value of public education in Michigan.

American Education Week celebrates public education, commitment to excellence

The nation is coming together this week to celebrate and honor a heritage of commitment to educational excellence.

American Education Week is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on local public schools, teachers, education support professionals, and others who work hard to ensure that every child can get a quality education that will prepare them for college and the workplace.

This year marks the 92nd year of American Education Week, which has been observed since 1921, when the National Education Association and the American Legion — teachers, school staff and military veterans — got together and adopted resolutions to raise public awareness about the importance of education.

MEA VP urges House to take action to prevent school violence

MEA Vice President Nancy Strachan urged members of the state House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday to pass the Student Safety Act, which would provide students with modern methods to anonymously report threats to school safety.

MEA vice president urges House panel to take action to prevent school violence

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 13, 2013 — MEA Vice President Nancy Strachan urged members of the state House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday to pass the Student Safety Act, which would provide students with modern methods to anonymously report threats to school safety.

MEA helps members with state and national certification issues

By law, Michigan public school districts can only employ teachers who have a valid teaching certificate for an instructional assignment.

How to take charge of change

MEA members are encouraged to attend MEA’s 2014 Bargaining, Public Affairs & Professional Issues Conference, which will be held Feb. 6-7 at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Portland football coach and math teacher works the angles

There are a lot of similarities between teaching in a classroom and coaching on a field, says Portland High School head football coach John Novara — and he’s in a position to know.

Dues Information

 

2013-14 MEA/NEA Dues


2013-2014 MEA Dues breakdown (PDF)

 

How are MEA dues determined?

MEA dues are set by delegates to the MEA Representative Assembly in conjunction with adoption of the MEA budget.

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