Posted on 09/22/14 at 3:11pm

On Sept. 21, the Detroit Free Press published an editorial, “Put our children first,” urging lawmakers to consider reforms on how charter schools are authorized, operated and managed. Legislation has just been introduced which calls for a moratorium on the creation of any new charter schools until those issues are addressed.

Posted on 09/22/14 at 3:12pm

One of the advantages of your MEA/NEA membership is being able to order classroom items from Smile Makers, an official partner of NEA Member Benefits (NEAMB).

Posted on 09/22/14 at 3:13pm

Schools across the country, including Michigan, are falling victim to a scam by a Las Vegas company sending phony invoices to schools for workbooks they never ordered. The company is called Scholastic School Supply, similar to Scholastic, Inc., which is a well-known publisher for educational books, magazines and other materials. Michigan is one of 22 states that have received the phony invoices.

Posted on 09/15/14 at 3:20pm

This year's Michigan Reads! Book of the Year, "Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band" is available for free to early childhood education and elementary school teachers through the Culture of Reading grant program. Students in selected early childhood through third grade will receive their own classroom copies.

 

Posted on 09/15/14 at 3:11pm

State Board of Education (SBE) members are looking for someone with experience in education-perhaps a former local superintendent or teacher-to be the next state superintendent of instruction. Their search is expected to be completed by January 2015, well ahead of current Superintendent Mike Flanagan's retirement in July 2015.

Posted on 09/15/14 at 3:12pm

Grants of up to $2,500 for arts-related equipment or supplies to be used in schools are available through Michigan Youth Arts with assistance from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). "Art Equipment & Supplies Grant" applies to performing arts subjects like instrumental music, vocal music, theatre, dance, creative writing, media arts, special education and more.

Credentials Committee

MUST BE A DELEGATE (no alternates)

Start Date

7 members, at least 2 of which are BdM , must be RA delegates

 

2005

Frank Burger (2016-BdM-Reg 10)

Communications Committee

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2009

Troy Hayes (2016-BD-Reg 6)

 

2009

Career Preparation Task Force

Start Date

 

 

2008

Jim Brousseau (2014-BD-Reg 3)

Chair

2013

Budget and Finance Committee

Start Date

 

 

2011

Rick Trainor (2014)

Chair

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Board of Reference

 

Start Date

Always 5 with 5 yr. terms

 

2001

John Walton (2015 MEA-Retired)

Chair

Art Acquisitions Committee

Start Date

 

 

2013

Vacancy – (2016-BD-Reg ) (Tim Hein resigned)

 

2013

Local Affiliates Commission

Start Date

Six RA elected/staggered terms/2 full consecutive 3 yr. terms

 

2012

Troy Hayes (2015-RA-Reg 6)

 

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.

International Understanding Commission

Start Date

Six RA elected/staggered terms/2 full consecutive 3 yr. terms

 

2012

Maureen Eke (2015-RA-Reg 12)

 

Instruction and Professional Development Commission

Start Date

Six RA elected/staggered terms/2 full consecutive 3 yr. terms

 

2012

Dick Willobee (2015-RA-Reg 9)

 

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