Posted on 04/14/14 at 1:36pm

This year, MEA awarded a total of 45 scholarships to honor exemplary public school students from across the state who will be attending a Michigan public university next fall. The recipients were chosen from 905 applicants.

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 1:39pm

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 1:40pm

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.”

Posted on 04/07/14 at 11:21am

MEA’s Professional Development/Human Rights Department is hosting a series of WebEx trainings on professional practice portfolios, an alternative approach to teacher evaluations.  The first training, “Introduction to the UTF Professional Practice Portfolio (P3)” is now available for viewing. *

Posted on 04/07/14 at 11:27am

Michigan students aren’t keeping pace with other states when it comes to showing improvement in areas of reading and math, according to a report by Education Trust-Midwest, a Royal Oak-based education advocacy and research organization. The group used 10 years’ worth of data on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) given to fourth, eighth and 12th graders.

Potterville educator helps navigate community through tragedies

Tragedy has struck Potterville Public Schools teacher Dan Brunk on numerous occasions, but he continues to overcome obstacles and help his students and community.

FAQ about MEA’s ESP certification program

Q: Do you recognize this symbol?

 

 

A: This is the Education Support Professionals’ certification symbol.

 

Q: Why do ESPs need a certification program?

Campus Equity Week: standing up for adjunct faculty rights

Educators, community members and college students are coming together to stand up for adjunct faculty rights during Campus Equity Week.

House passes bill requiring schools to hold three lockdown drills per year, post records online

The state House passed legislation Wednesday that would require K-12 schools to hold three lockdown drills per school year, as well as post verification on their websites that they’ve completed each drill.

Workgroup aims to transform teacher evaluation recommendations into legislation

A bi-partisan workgroup of legislators, education advocates and others is working to take the Michigan Council on Education Effectiveness’ recommendations for creating a new statewide teacher evaluation system and transform them into legislation.

MEA members comprise Michigan’s leading education organization

​With 150,000 members working together to improve educational outcomes for their students and working conditions for school employees, MEA is far and away Michigan’s largest and leading education organization.

DeWitt football coach Rob Zimmerman: No ‘I’ in ‘dynasty’

By all accounts, MEA member Rob Zimmerman has had a very good year— but if you were to ask him, he might tell you it’s been a great year for everyone else.

In addition to fulfilling his regular duties as a physical education and health teacher at DeWitt High School in DeWitt Public Schools, Zimmerman has guided the DeWitt Panthers’ football team to an undefeated regular season.

Study: Schools’ data-driven programs must be used to support students and teachers, not punish

America’s love for data is nothing new; the real challenge is asking whether the data make sense.

School employees mourn slain colleagues

​MEA members are mourning the loss of two colleagues who were murdered in separate tragedies last week.

Legislation Commission

Note: The Legislation Commission is striving to obtain member input for determining our 2014-2016 legislative priorities. Meetings will be conducted at Region Councils and other appropriate MEA events between September-November of 2014.

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