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.

Bill would require all school employees to report child abuse to authorities

Education support professionals, coaches and anyone else employed by a school would be required to report suspected child abuse under a bill being considered by the Michigan House of Representatives.

Far too many teachers leaving the profession, new report finds

An increasing number of Michigan teachers are leaving the profession, according to a new report from Bridge Magazine — and they’re doing so in large part due to a lack of professional support and respect.

MEA and AFT-Michigan form formal partnership to advocate for students and education employees

In an effort to protect and strengthen public education in Michigan, the Michigan Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers-Michigan have formed a formal partnership, leaders of both unions announced Tuesday.

MEA members can save thousands through exclusive discounts

Think of the items and services a household regularly purchases — groceries, clothing, meals, oil changes, entertainment.  It all adds up over time.

MEA and AFT-Michigan form formal partnership to advocate for students and education employees

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 15, 2013 — In an effort to protect and strengthen public education in Michigan, the Michigan Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers-Michigan have formed a formal partnership, leaders of both unions announced Tuesday.

State Senate passes fixes to law that caps districts’ contributions toward employees’ health care premiums

The state Senate unanimously passed a package of bills Tuesday that would fix a number of problems with a state law that limits the amount that school districts can pay toward their employees’ health care premiums.

MEA backs legislation requiring schools to carry life-saving ‘EpiPens’

MEA supports legislation introduced in the state House that would require all Michigan schools to have epinephrine devices, also known as “EpiPens,” on hand to provide emergency treatment to students with allergies.

Grand Ledge teacher and football coach helps students honor fallen Michigan soldiers

As a social studies and history teacher in Grand Ledge Public Schools, Matt Bird understands the importance of honoring the sacrifices of those who put their lives on the line for our country.

State legislators considering numerous cuts to school revenues

Numerous niche tax breaks doled out by the state are eroding Michigan’s School Aid Fund, resulting in fewer resources for local schools, and education advocates are united in opposing these tax giveaways.

Register now for the Oct. 25 MEA/MAHE Higher Education Conference

The MEA/MAHE Higher Education Conference will be held Oct. 25 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at MEA Headquarters, 1216 Kendale Blvd. in East Lansing. 

Please click here to view the conference program and to check out the many great sessions MEA has put together, as well as to get registered.  Sessions will cover a wide array of topics, including faculty evaluations, the basics of collective bargaining, blended learning, working with students with disabilities, and much more. The keynote luncheon speaker will be Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D- East Lansing.

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