Posted on 07/14/14 at 11:23am

The Sunday, July 13 edition of the Lansing State Journal covered the issue of teacher evaluations in its "A Greater Lansing Outlook" section. Included is a column by MEA President Steve Cook, "Teachers support bills for fair evaluations," highlighting MEA's involvement in writing HB 5223 and HB 5224. 

Posted on 07/14/14 at 11:26am

The week-long series last month by the Detroit Free Press on charter schools has caught the attention of State Superintendent Mike Flanagan and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville. The paper's investigative report found issues with charter schools' transparency and oversight.

Posted on 07/14/14 at 11:29am

This Wednesday, July 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. (EDT) NEA is hosting a tele-town hall calling for legislation to end the over-testing of students. Dennis Van Roekel, outgoing NEA President, will be the host. Michigan members will be invited to participate and ask questions at the end of call.

Posted on 07/07/14 at 3:21pm

NEA RA delegates voted to begin a campaign ending the "test blame and punish" system that has dominated public education for the past 10 years. The resolution to end "toxic testing" is meant to put the focus of assessments and accountability back on student learning instead of on continuous standardized testing.

Posted on 07/14/14 at 10:52am

Changes in teacher certification affecting master’s degrees, professional learning hours, and DPPD certification went into effect June 2014. The changes affect renewing a Provisional certificate or progressing to a Professional certificate. They include:

Posted on 07/07/14 at 3:24pm

Education Week commissioned Gallup to survey K-12 school district superintendents to help track and understand their opinions on important topics and issues facing education like teacher evaluations. 

Staff Retirement Plan Board of Directors

Start Date

5-year terms as MEA Board members

 

2008

Percy Brown (2015-MEA Board-Reg 3)

 

Scholarship Fund Trustees

Start Date

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)

 

Start Date

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

 

2012

Jeff Leonhardt (2015-BD-Reg 15)

NEA Resolutions Committee

Start Date

Must be delegate – can only serve 6 years

 

2011

Theresa Dudley (Reg 9)

 

Minority Affairs Committee

Start Date

 

 

2010

Robert Gaines (2016-BD-Reg 7  B)

 

2011

MEA-PAC Statewide Screening and Recommendation Committee

Start Date

Members by office held

 

 

Steven Cook, MEA President

Chair

MEA-PAC Governing Board

(Annual Meeting in May- 2 yr. terms)

Start Date

Elected Members

 

2009

Millie Lambert (2014-Reg 5)

 

MEA-PAC Council

Start Date

 

 

2008

Theresa Dudley (2014-BdM-Reg 9)

 

2009

MEA Financial Services Board of Directors

Start Date

 

 

2013

Keith Swets (Nov. 2015)

Secretary/Treasurer

2011

Long Range Planning Committee

Start Date

Officers

 

 

Steven Cook (2014)

 

 

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