Posted on 10/20/14 at 2:59pm

The Michigan Public Schools Partnership (MPSP) has launched InspirED, a newsletter featuring the innovative and inspiring stories happening every day for Michigan's 1.5 million public school students. 

Posted on 10/20/14 at 2:57pm

Michigan is one of 16 states that will probably be looking for flexibility from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) standards that call for using student test scores in teacher evaluations. The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) is offering to give states that already have an NCLB waiver even longer to create new assessments. Currently, the state still doesn't have an assessment that measures student growth.

Posted on 10/20/14 at 2:56pm

According to a report released last month by the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE), nearly 1.26 million homeless students in primary and secondary grades across the country were enrolled in the 2012-13 school year. 

Posted on 10/14/14 at 9:53am

MEA members can now access MEA information and news via a new mobile app for iPhones and Android devices. You can link to the app or go into the iPhone "App Store" or Android's "Google Play" and search for "Michigan Education Association."

Posted on 10/14/14 at 9:04am

Amanda Erspamer-Berry, an MEA member and teacher in Marquette's Alternative High School, is one of 15 finalists for a $100,000 grant in Farmers Insurance "Dream Big Teacher Challenge." The grant is challenging educators from across the country to submit innovative proposals that would help students. Winners will be chosen based on the number of votes they receive. Your vote can help make Amanda's vision become a reality for her students.

Posted on 10/14/14 at 9:08am

NEA President Lily Eskelsen has finished her Back-to-School Tour and talks about "What I Saw, Who I Met and What You Should Know About My Back to School Tour" in her blog at  She talks about her visit to Northwestern High School in Flint where students and staff worked hard to move the school off Michigan's Priority Schools list. Read what she learned from members across the country.

Statewide Anti-Privatization Committee

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Percy Brown (2014- Reg 3)



Staff Retirement Plan Board of Directors

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5-year terms as MEA Board members



Percy Brown (2015-MEA Board-Reg 3)


Scholarship Fund Trustees

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Max of 2 consecutive 3-yr terms -- staggered



3 members or staff not on MEA Bd or NEA Bd


Resolutions Committee

MUST BE A DELEGATE (no alternates)


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10 members, staggered/no more than 4 leaving at a time



Jeff Leonhardt (2015-BD-Reg 15)

NEA Resolutions Committee

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Must be delegate – can only serve 6 years



Theresa Dudley (Reg 9)


Minority Affairs Committee

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Robert Gaines (2016-BD-Reg 7  B)



MEA-PAC Governing Board

(Annual Meeting in May- 2 yr. terms)

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Elected Members



Millie Lambert (2014-Reg 5)


MEA-PAC Council

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Theresa Dudley (2014-BdM-Reg 9)



MEA Financial Services Board of Directors

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Keith Swets (Nov. 2015)



Long Range Planning Committee

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Steven Cook (2014)