Posted on 07/21/14 at 11:48pm

Last week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared that the state will write new state standards after lawmakers pass a bill next year to repeal the Common Core State Standards.

Posted on 07/21/14 at 11:51pm

The Great Lakes Center annually releases a recommended "summer reading list" for educators. The list evaluates the so-called education reform movement and whether or not those reforms really work.

Posted on 07/15/14 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 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. 

Recorded WebEx – What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Certification

NOTE:  You will hear feedback noise for the first 45 seconds of this WebEx – this will clear up and the rest of the WebEx will be clear.

Includes:

  • NEW Teacher Certification Rules and Regulations for the Provisional Certificate, Professional Certificate and the new Advanced Professional Certificate
  • Occupational Certificate, School Counselors, Psychologists, Speech Therapists and Social Workers
  • Renewal and Progression – DPPD, SCECH, Credits
  • Professional Development
  • Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS)
  • Secure Central Registry (SCR)

Use this link to view the Certification WebEx:

https://mea.webex.com/mea/ldr.php?RCID=3a7da372f4a0da1fcf494a5ea881ffbb

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.

 

Start Date

Summer Leadership Advisory Committee

Start Date

Steve Cook, MEA President

 

2010

Eric Curtiss (2014-BD-Reg 5)

 

2005 

Student Programs Advisory Committee

Start Date

 

 

 

Kelly Stevens (MSU)

Chair

 

State Crisis Assistance Program Committee

Start Date

 

 

2011

Rick Trainor, MEA Secretary-Treasurer

Chair

Statewide Anti-Privatization Committee

Start Date

 

 

2008

Percy Brown (2014- Reg 3)

 

2008

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)

 

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