Posted on 12/16/14 at 12:49pm

The Michigan Department of Education's (MDE) special education rule changes did not make it through a Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) and will have to be reintroduced next year. MDE wanted the rule changes to clarify language and help carry out federal law.

Posted on 12/16/14 at 12:52pm

How charter management companies spend more than $1 billion dollars in state taxpayer dollars is again the focus of a news article in the Detroit Free Press. "Public money for schools buys private property" uncovers the arrangement National Heritage Academies (NHA) has with its schools. NHA, not the school, owns the school buildings and the contents, even though that's all been purchased with taxpayer money.

Posted on 12/01/14 at 11:59am

The University of Michigan's College of Education received a $1.1 million grant to improve how teachers are trained. U-M will use the money to work with other states to change what's required of new teachers and how they receive mentoring once they're in the classroom. Hopefully, Michigan will be one of those states. 

Posted on 12/04/14 at 12:21pm

In a letter to members of the House of Representatives today, MEA President Steve Cook and AFT-Michigan President David Hecker are urging members of the House of Representatives to oppose HB 5111 if it continues to require retention of third grade students who are not reading at grade level. Both MEA and AFT are instead recommending early intervention with a reading improvement plan that is adequately funded on a long-term basis.

 

Posted on 12/08/14 at 2:50pm

Too much time and too little money keep most college students from earning a degree in four years according to Complete College America’s report, “4-year degrees now a myth in American higher education.” 

Posted on 12/08/14 at 2:51pm

Don’t be taken in by a message to “coaches, teachers, and other interested parties” from a “Scholarship Selection Committee” offering scholarships to “Michigan High School Seniors.” MEA is not involved with nor endorses this program.

Long Range Planning Committee

Start Date

 

 

 

Steven Cook (2017)

 

 

Nancy Strachan (2017)

 

Long Range Bargaining Committee

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2012

Connie Boylan (2017-BdM-Reg 15)

 

2013

David Houghton (2016-BdM-Reg 16)

 

2010

Leadership Development Advisory Committee

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2007

Nikki Klonaris (2016-BdM-Reg 3)

Co-Chair

2008

Jim Brousseau (2017-BdM-Reg 3)

Co-Chair

2013

Scholarship Fund Trustees

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1995

Mary Christian (2016-MEA-Retired) non bd

Chair

1996

Linda Carter (2017-BD-Reg 3)

Vice Chair

2003

Resolutions Committee

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MEA RA Delegate Term(s)

 

2012

09/01/2012 -
06/30/2015

Jeff Leonhardt (2015-BD-Reg 15)

 

2014

NEA Resolutions Committee

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2011

Theresa Dudley (Reg 9)

 

2014

Alfonso Salais, Jr. (Reg 8)

 

2013

Jeff Leonhardt (Reg 15)

 

3-1(g) Minority Affairs Committee

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2010

Robert Gaines (2016-BD-Reg 7  B)

 

2011

Karen Abella (2015 BD-Reg 6  H)

Vice Chair

2014

MEA-PAC Statewide Screening and Recommendation Committee

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2011

Steven Cook, (2017-MEA President/MEA-PAC) chair or designee

Chair

2014

Jon Fielbrandt (2017-MEA-PAC) vice chair

Women's Issues Committee

2.   A Women’s Concerns Committee and a Minority Concerns Committee of sixteen (16) members each shall be appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors for terms of three (3) years, such terms to be arranged in such manner that not more than six (6) terms on each committee shall expire each year.

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2008

Summer Leadership Advisory Committee

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Steve Cook, MEA President

 

2010

Eric Curtiss (2016-BD-Reg 5)

 

2005 

Marcia Mackey (2015-BdM-Reg 12)

 

2013

Ed Sprague (2015-BD-Reg 11)

 

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