Posted on 05/26/15 at 12:45pm

Three out of 10 K-12 students failed all of their online courses last year and more than 50 percent failed at least one of their virtual classes, according to Michigan Virtual University (MVU). In the 2013-14 school year, 76,122 students took online classes. 

Posted on 05/26/15 at 12:56pm

With national opposition to the overuse of standardized testing increasing, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) consortium is cutting 90 minutes off its 11-hour-long assessment. It has also decided to start the testing period later in the school year. PARCC’s tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Posted on 05/18/15 at 3:02pm

Michigan ranks 29th when it comes to the number of high schools earning gold and silver medals according to U.S. News and World Report. Out of 834 eligible high schools, Michigan has 10 gold medal high schools and 68 silver medal schools. 

Posted on 05/11/15 at 3:02pm

If you’re a local president looking for guidance and support, there’s still time to get the training you and your local need through the 2015-16 Local Presidents Academy (LPA). The deadline has been extended to June 15 and all local presidents—new, experienced, EA, ESP, higher ed, with or without release time—can benefit from the program at little or no cost to participants or to the local.

Posted on 05/11/15 at 3:04pm

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is hosting the last in a series of webinars featuring models of Personalized Learning on May 21 from 4 to 5 p.m. Nicholas Provenzono, a Grosse Pointe Public Schools teacher and MEA member, will be presenting “Creating a Genius in Every Hour.”

Posted on 05/18/15 at 12:10pm

Since 1852, when 20 teachers came together in Ypsilanti to form what would eventually become the MEA, public school employees have joined together to win and protect basic rights that help ensure they are treated with the fairness, respect and dignity they’ve earned. 

New state science standards are 'Michigan-developed and Michigan-decided'

The State Board of Education (SBE) plans on considering the adoption of new state science standards next month which it emphasizes are "Michigan-developed and Michigan-decided." The SBE will be providing the Legislature with a report prior to approving the standards.

The Legislature was concerned with the 2010 adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts and math. Fear over a loss of local control led lawmakers to freeze spending on CCSS until the Legislature approved them in 2013. They did not fund the Smarter Balanced assessment that supported CCSS and would replace the MEAP. As a result, a revised version of the MEAP will be administered online in the spring of 2015.

Governance Review Committee

Start Date

 

 

2014

Jon Fielbrandt (2017-BdM-Reg 6 )

 

2007

Lance Little (2016-BdM-Reg 8)

Vice Chair

2010

MEA Executive Committee

First

Last

Bargaining Unit

Region

CommitteeTitle

Steven

Cook

Lansing P

Region 08

MEA President

Nancy

English Language Learners (ELL) - Migrant Education Committee

Start Date

 

2010

Ann Marie Borders (2016-BD-Reg 3)

Chair

2010

Alfonso Salais (2016-BD-Reg 8)

Vice Chair

2010

Soledad Ramirez-Heiler (2016-BD-Reg 8)

Elections Committee

Start Date

MEA RA Delgate Term(s)

 

2013

08/01/2006 -

07/31/2016

Joanmary Nenninger (2016-BdM-Reg 2)

 

2005

09/01/2000 -

08/31/2015

Diana Samborn (2015-BD-Reg 12)

Distinguished Service Awards Committee

Start Date

 

2013

 

Debra Irvin (2016-BdM-Reg 9)

 

2013

Flo Anderson (2015-BdM-Reg 17)

Vice Chair

2010

Credentials Committee

Start Date

MEA RA Delgate Term(s)

 

 

2005

07/01/2001 -

06/30/2015

Frank Burger (2015-BdM-Reg 10)

Chair

2008

08/06/1999 -

08/31/2017

MEA-PAC Governing Board

Start Date

 

 

2009

Millie Lambert (2016-Reg 5)

 

2011

Jane Reif (2016-Reg 11)

 

2014

Frank Burger (2016-Reg 10)

MEA-PAC Council

Start Date

 

 

2011

Steven Cook (2017-MEA President)

Chair

2012

Gretchen Dziadosz (MEA Executive Director or designee)

Treasurer

2008

MEA Financial Services Board of Directors

Start Date

 

 

2013

Keith Swets (Nov. 2015)

Secty-Treasurer

2011

Deb McMillan (Nov. 2015)

Vice President

2004

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